As a noun awkwardness
is the state or quality of being awkward.
As a adjective foolish is
lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
* aukwardness (obsolete)
The state or quality of being awkward; clumsiness; unskillfulness.
The quality of an embarrassing situation.
* ineptness, ineptitude
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .