graceless

adjective grace·less \ ˈgrās-ləs \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of graceless

1 : lacking in divine grace : immoral, unregenerate
2 a : lacking a sense of propriety
  • a graceless accusation
b : devoid of attractive qualities
3 : artistically inept or unbeautiful
  • graceless dancing

gracelessly

adverb

gracelessness

noun

Examples of graceless in a Sentence

  1. Her writing can be graceless and awkward at times.

  2. a graceless person who was a butterfingered lout when it came to playing basketball

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First Known Use of graceless

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GRACELESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of graceless for English Language Learners

  • : awkward or clumsy

  • : having a style or shape that is not attractive or pleasing

  • : not kind or polite



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