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graceless

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of graceless

  1. 1 lacking or showing a lack of nimbleness in using one's hands a graceless person who was a butterfingered lout when it came to playing basketball Synonyms of graceless awkward, butterfingered, cack-handed [British], clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed, maladroit, unhandyWords Related to graceless uncoordinated; bunglesome, bungling, gauche, inept, inexpert, unskilled, unskillfulNear Antonyms of graceless expert, masterly, skilled, skillful; coordinatedAntonyms of graceless deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, sure-handed

  2. 2 lacking social grace and assurance was a graceless preteen but evolved into a confident teenager Synonyms of graceless clumsy, gauche, awkward, inelegant, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical), stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, woodenWords Related to graceless angular, gawky, lubberly, ungainly; boorish, clownish, uncouth; abashed, discomfited, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, discountenanced, embarrassed; self-conscious; agitated, bothered, chagrined, dismayed, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, fazed, flustered, jittery, jumpy, mortified, nervous, nonplussed (also nonplused), perturbed, rattled, unhinged, unsettled, upset; diffident, insecure, meek, modest, self-doubting, timid, unassertive, unassuming, unpretentiousNear Antonyms of graceless assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, poised, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedAntonyms of graceless graceful, suave, urbane

  3. 3 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation one guest made a graceless comment about the bride's bleached hair Synonyms of graceless amiss, inappropriate, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrongWords Related to graceless inopportune, unfortunate, unseasonable, untimely; extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, irrelative, irrelevant; misbecoming, mismatched; incompatible, inconsistent, uncongenial; bad, naughty, sinful; blamable, blameworthy, censurable; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungraceful; unacceptable, unsatisfactoryNear Antonyms of graceless fortunate, opportune, seasonable, timely; applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, germane, material, pat, pointed, relative, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), kosher, licensed, sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, tolerable; commendable, creditable, exemplary; blameless, irreproachable; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmoniousAntonyms of graceless appropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decorous, felicitous, fit, fitting, genteel, happy, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable

  4. 4 having or showing an inability to move in a graceful manner her graceless dancing was painful to watch Synonyms of graceless awkward, gawkish, gawky, clumsy, klutzy, uncoordinated, ungainlyWords Related to graceless galumphing, larruping [dialect], lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, shambling, shuffling, unsteady, wobbly (also wabbly)Near Antonyms of graceless light, light-footed (also light-foot), lissome (also lissom), lithe, nimble, sure-footedAntonyms of graceless coordinated, graceful

  5. 5 showing poor judgment especially in personal relationships or social situations indifferent to the nuances of constructive criticism, she sometimes says things which are hurtful or graceless Synonyms of graceless brash, indiscreet, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indelicate, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwiseWords Related to graceless dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), moronic, stupid; careless, heedless, inconsiderate, mindless, thoughtless; ill-mannered, improper, inappropriate, indecorous, unbecoming, uncivil, unseemly; foolish, harebrained, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, sillyNear Antonyms of graceless intelligent, logical, rational, sensible, smart, sound; appropriate, becoming, civil, decorous, proper, seemly; sage, sane, sapientAntonyms of graceless advisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise



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