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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 ?
leisure, at twelve o'clock in the day, are the graceful and odoriferous result of the largest oil-mill and the most extensive wharf in St.
Coming closer, he distinguished among them a lady of graceful mien, on a pure white palfrey or hackney caparisoned with green trappings and a silver-mounted side-saddle.
Fortunately, he speedily found it again, and he knotted it together without difficulty, thanks to the gypsy, thanks to Djali, who still walked in front of him; two fine, delicate, and charming creatures, whose tiny feet, beautiful forms, and graceful manners he was engaged in admiring, almost confusing them in his contemplation; believing them to be both young girls, from their intelligence and good friendship; regarding them both as goats,--so far as the lightness, agility, and dexterity of their walk were concerned.
she began and, prevented by agitation from finishing, she bent her head with a movement as graceful as everything she did in his presence and, looking up at him gratefully, went out, following her aunt.
Miss Josephine Sleary, as some very long and very narrow strips of printed bill announced, was then inaugurating the entertainments with her graceful equestrian Tyrolean flower-act.
He found nothing to perplex or disappoint, much to admire and approve, for overlooking a few little affectations of speech and manner, she was as sprightly and graceful as ever, with the addition of that indescribable something in dress and bearing which we call elegance.
My attention was caught firstly by a bicycle lying carelessly on the turf, and secondly and lastly by a graceful woman's figure, recumbent and evidently sleeping against the turf bank, well tucked in among the afternoon shadows.
Delafield, Charlotte saw nothing in her new acquaintance but a gentleman of extraordinary personal beauty, agreeable manners, and graceful address--qualities that are always sure to please, and, not unusually, to captivate.
Let the suits of the masquers be graceful, and such as become the person, when the vizors are off; not after examples of known attires; Turke, soldiers, mariners', and the like.
Few palaces exist in any city that are so exquisite in design, so rich in art, so costly in material, so graceful, so beautiful.
She was vexed, too, that from all she could learn of this connection it was not that brilliant, graceful, worldly liaison which she would have welcomed, but a sort of Wertherish, desperate passion, so she was told, which might well lead him into imprudence.
Her clear blue eye, which sate enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead, seemed capable to kindle as well as melt, to command as well as to beseech.