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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.


Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

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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