A'wkwardness. n.s. [from awkward.] Inelegance; want of gentility; oddness; unsuitableness.
One may observe awkwardness in the Italians, which easily discovers their airs not to be natural. Addis. Rem. on Italy.
All his airs of behaviour have a certain awkwardness in them; but these awkward airs are worn away by degrees in company. Watts's Improvement of the Mind.