un·​grace·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈgrās-fəl How to pronounce ungraceful (audio) \

Definition of ungraceful

: lacking grace : not graceful ungraceful movements an ungraceful dancer

Other Words from ungraceful

ungracefully \ ˌən-​ˈgrās-​fə-​lē How to pronounce ungraceful (audio) \ adverb
moving ungracefully

Examples of ungraceful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Occasionally, the dialogue is ungraceful in connecting the lines between past and present. Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2022 Extra cuddles for the extremely ungraceful Flounder. Brenna Murphy, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2021 At best, President Donald Trump's exit from the White House is ungraceful. Arkansas Online, 29 Nov. 2020 Next spring will mark six years since Northland mall in Southfield closed for good after a long and ungraceful decline. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2020 Given that much time and his history of health, Cano could’ve endured even a fairly ungraceful decline and reached 3,000 hits and 400 home runs and shoo-in Hall of Fame status by his age-40 season when his deal runs up. Ted Berg, For The Win, 15 May 2018 Babcock launched himself in the crowd and immediately numerous audience members—including yours truly—took an ungraceful tumble. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, 7 Aug. 2017 Still, the ungraceful exit was disconcerting to Woods. Mike Tierney, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2018 Even the most adept Olympic swimmer is wholly ungraceful in the water. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 29 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of ungraceful

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungraceful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungraceful. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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