graceless

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adjective grace·less \ˈgrās-ləs\

Definition of graceless

  1. 1 :  lacking in divine grace :  immoral, unregenerate

  2. 2a :  lacking a sense of propriety a graceless accusationb :  devoid of attractive qualities

  3. 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

First Known Use of graceless

14th century


GRACELESS Defined for English Language Learners

graceless

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adjective

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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