- trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
- the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
- the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
- the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
- unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training