What is the difference between awkwardness and foolish?

awkwardness | foolish |

As a noun awkwardness

is the state or quality of being awkward.

As a adjective foolish is

lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.



Alternative forms

* aukwardness (obsolete)


  • The state or quality of being awkward; clumsiness; unskillfulness.
  • The quality of an embarrassing situation.
  • Synonyms

    * clunkiness * clumsiness * ineptness, ineptitude * inelegance




  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *: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.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise


    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness