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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 awkward, butterfingered, cack-handed [British], clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed, maladroit, unhandyRelated Words uncoordinated; bunglesome, bungling, gauche, inept, inexpert, unskilled, unskillfulNear Antonyms expert, masterly, skilled, skillful; coordinatedAntonyms 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 clumsy, gauche, awkward, inelegant, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical), stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, woodenRelated Words 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 assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, poised, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedAntonyms 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 amiss, inappropriate, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrongRelated Words 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 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 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 awkward, gawkish, gawky, clumsy, klutzy, uncoordinated, ungainlyRelated Words galumphing, larruping [dialect], lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, shambling, shuffling, unsteady, wobbly (also wabbly)Near Antonyms light, light-footed (also light-foot), lissome (also lissom), lithe, nimble, sure-footedAntonyms 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 brash, indiscreet, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indelicate, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwiseRelated Words 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 intelligent, logical, rational, sensible, smart, sound; appropriate, becoming, civil, decorous, proper, seemly; sage, sane, sapientAntonyms advisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise


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