1. [ noun ] a difficulty that causes anxiety
Synonyms: worriment troublesomeness
Related terms: difficulty fly_in_the_ointment awkwardness flea_bite worry
2. [ noun ] the quality of an embarrassing situation
Synonyms: nuisance_value awkwardness

"he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"

Related terms: disadvantage
3. [ noun ] an inconvenient discomfort
Synonyms: incommodiousness
Related terms: discomfort trouble
4. [ verb ] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Synonyms: bother trouble put_out incommode discommode disoblige

: "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

Related terms: affect trouble botheration
5. [ noun ] the quality of not being useful or convenient
Related terms: convenience unsuitability inaccessibility inopportuneness trouble
Similar spelling:   inconvenient