1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
Derivationally related forms: ↑slow (for: ↑slowness), ↑maladroit (for: ↑maladroitness), ↑inept (for: ↑ineptness), ↑clumsy, ↑awkward (for: ↑awkwardness)
Hypernyms: ↑unskillfulness
Hyponyms: ↑rustiness
2. the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
Syn: ↑awkwardness
Ant: ↑gracefulness (for: ↑awkwardness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑clumsy
Hypernyms: ↑carriage, ↑bearing, ↑posture
3. the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
Syn: ↑awkwardness, ↑gracelessness, ↑stiffness
Derivationally related forms: ↑stiff (for: ↑stiffness), ↑graceless (for: ↑gracelessness), ↑clumsy, ↑awkward (for: ↑awkwardness)
Hypernyms: ↑inelegance
Hyponyms: ↑woodenness, ↑rusticity, ↑gaucherie

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