Awkwardness

Awkwardness is an unpleasant feeling, which can often arise in tense atmospheres where one doesn't really know how to act or what to say. Awkward situations can possibly later cause a form of anxiety. Awkwardness may also be used to describe social or physical clumsiness.

SourcedEdit

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 53.
  • Awkward, embarrassed, stiff, without the skill
    Of moving gracefully or standing still,
    One leg, as if suspicious of his brother,
    Desirous seems to run away from t'other.
  • What's a fine person, or a beauteous face,
    Unless deportment gives them decent grace?
    Blessed with all other requisites to please,
    Some want the striking elegance of ease;
    The curious eye their awkward movement tires:
    They seem like puppets led about by wires.
  • God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.

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