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grace·ful

 (grās′fəl)
adj.
Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement" (Alisa Valdes).

grace′ful·ly adv.
grace′ful·ness n.

graceful

(ˈɡreɪsfʊl)
adj
characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, etc
ˈgracefully adv
ˈgracefulness n

grace•ful

(ˈgreɪs fəl)

adj.
characterized by grace of form, manner, movement, or speech: a graceful dancer; a graceful reply.
[1375–1425]
grace′ful•ly, adv.
grace′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
2.graceful - suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

graceful

adjective
1. elegant, easy, flowing, smooth, fine, pleasing, beautiful, agile, symmetrical, gracile (rare) Her movements were so graceful they seemed effortless.
elegant ugly, stiff, awkward, clumsy, ponderous, ungainly, gawky, inelegant, ungraceful
2. polite, mannerly, charming, gracious, civil, courteous, well-mannered She was calm and graceful under pressure.

graceful

adjective
1. Of such tasteful beauty as to elicit admiration:
2. Marked by facility, especially of expression:
Translations
رَشِيقرشيق، ظريف
půvabnýladný
graciøsyndefuld
viehättävä
graciozan
òokkafullur
優美な
우아한
dražesten
graciös
อย่างสง่างาม
duyên dáng

graceful

[ˈgreɪsfʊl] ADJ
1. (= elegant) [person, animal, building] → elegante
2. (= flowing) [movement] → elegante, airoso; [lines] → grácil
3. (= dignified) → digno
he was never a graceful losernunca supo perder con dignidad

graceful

[ˈgreɪsfʊl] adj
[person, movement] → gracieux/euse, élégant(e)
(= well-shaped) → élégant(e)
(= polite) → élégant(e)

graceful

adj person, animal, movementanmutig, graziös; appearance, outline, shapeanmutig, elegant; building, bow, manner, way of doing sthelegant

graceful

[ˈgreɪsfʊl] adj (gen) → aggraziato/a, pieno/a di grazia; (apology) → garbato/a

grace

(greis) noun
1. beauty of form or movement. The dancer's movements had very little grace.
2. a sense of what is right. At least he had the grace to leave after his dreadful behaviour.
3. a short prayer of thanks for a meal.
4. a delay allowed as a favour. You should have paid me today but I'll give you a day's grace.
5. the title of a duke, duchess or archbishop. Your/His Grace.
6. mercy. by the grace of God.
ˈgraceful adjective
having or showing beauty of form or movement. a graceful dancer.
ˈgracefully adverb
ˈgracefulness noun
ˈgracious (-ʃəs) adjective
1. kind or polite. a gracious smile.
2. (of God) merciful.
interjection
an exclamation of surprise.
ˈgraciously adverb
She smiled graciously.
ˈgraciousness noun
with (a) good/bad grace
(un)willingly. She accepted his apology with good grace.

graceful

رَشِيق půvabný yndefuld anmutig χαριτόβρυτος grácil viehättävä gracieux graciozan aggraziato 優美な 우아한 gracieus grasiøs wdzięczny gracioso грациозный graciös อย่างสง่างาม zarif duyên dáng 优美的
References in classic literature ?
If I can't, I shall fall into a chair and be graceful.
Her husband, Tom Willard, a slender, graceful man with square shoulders, a quick military step, and a black mus- tache trained to turn sharply up at the ends, tried to put the wife out of his mind.
She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl drawn neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket-book in her hand.
But with more feeling and discernment he would have recognized the noble beauty of its modeling, and the graceful severity of poise and movement, which made Edna Pontellier different from the crowd.
A gleam of exultation shot across the darkly-painted lineaments of the inhabitant of the forest, as he traced the route of his intended victims, who rode unconsciously onward, the light and graceful forms of the females waving among the trees, in the curvatures of their path, followed at each bend by the manly figure of Heyward, until, finally, the shapeless person of the singing master was concealed behind the numberless trunks of trees, that rose, in dark lines, in the intermediate space.
Cert'nly," said Dick impulsively, and preparing to take a graceful leave.
She was very pretty; as graceful as a bird, and graceful much in the same way; as pleasant about the house as a gleam of sunshine falling on the floor through a shadow of twinkling leaves, or as a ray of firelight that dances on the wall while evening is drawing nigh.
All merely graceful attributes are usually the most evanescent; nor does nature adorn the human ruin with blossoms of new beauty, that have their roots and proper nutriment only in the chinks and crevices of decay, as she sows wall-flowers over the ruined fortress of Ticonderoga.
They were at this period extravagantly and preternaturally fond of me; which, after all, I could reflect, was no more than a graceful response in children perpetually bowed over and hugged.
Again: as the profound calm which only apparently precedes and prophesies of the storm, is perhaps more awful than the storm itself; for, indeed, the calm is but the wrapper and envelope of the storm; and contains it in itself, as the seemingly harmless rifle holds the fatal powder, and the ball, and the explosion; so the graceful repose of the line, as it silently serpentines about the oarsmen before being brought into actual play -- this is a thing which carries more of true terror than any other aspect of this dangerous affair.
Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
He was a dapper young fellow, with a light brown mustache and blue eyes, and a graceful figure.