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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gracefully - in a graceful manner; "she swooped gracefully"
gracelessly - in a graceless manner; "she moves rather gracelessly"
2.gracefully - in a gracious or graceful manner; "he did not have a chance to grow up graciously"
gracelessly, ungracefully, ungraciously, woodenly - without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
Translations
بِرَشاقَه
ladněpůvabně
graciøst
bájosan
tígulega
dražestno
inceliklekibarca

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= elegantly) [move] → elegantemente
2. (= in a dignified manner) → con dignidad
to grow old gracefullyenvejecer con dignidad
he never could lose gracefullynunca supo perder con dignidad
she apologized, none too gracefullypidió perdón a regañadientes

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfʊli] adv
[move] → gracieusement
(= politely) → élégamment

gracefully

adv
move, danceanmutig, graziös; curved, shapedanmutig, elegant
(= without a fuss) retire, accept, withdrawanstandslos; he gave in gracefullyer gab großzügig(erweise) nach; to grow old gracefullyin Würde alt werden

gracefully

[ˈgreɪsfəlɪ] adv (see adj) → con grazia, con garbo

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.
References in classic literature ?
Moffat insisted on dancing with her because she `didn't dawdle, but had some spring in her', as he gracefully expressed it.
Nevertheless, leaning back in his chair, he had allowed a large white handkerchief to depend gracefully from his fingers--a pose at once suggesting easy and elegant langour.
When a lady, in a delicate and costly summer garb, with a floating veil and gracefully swaying gown, and, altogether, an ethereal lightness that made you look at her beautifully slippered feet, to see whether she trod on the dust or floated in the air,--when such a vision happened to pass through this retired street, leaving it tenderly and delusively fragrant with her passage, as if a bouquet of tea-roses had been borne along, --then again, it is to be feared, old Hepzibah's scowl could no longer vindicate itself entirely on the plea of near-sightedness.
Foremost among them was a highly-dressed young mulatto man, evidently a very distingue personage, attired in the ultra extreme of the mode, and gracefully waving a scented cambric handkerchief in his hand.
The iron tower and the gorgeous bedquilt came cumbrously but gracefully pirouetting down the lists, and we tripped lightly up to meet them.
He kept rushing the matador, who always slipped smartly and gracefully aside in time, waiting for a sure chance; and at last it came; the bull made a deadly plunge for him - was avoided neatly, and as he sped by, the long sword glided silently into him, between left shoulder and spine - in and in, to the hilt.
After a moment's pause the duelists saluted the umpire respectfully, then one after another the several officials stepped forward, gracefully removed their caps and saluted him also, and returned to their places.
She was practicing steps, gaits and attitudes, apparently; she was doing the thing gracefully, and was very much absorbed in her work.
As a case in point, she gracefully cited the fact that if a tramp got a good meal at anybody's back door, 't was said that he'd leave some kind of a sign so that all other tramps would know where they were likely to receive the same treatment.
She is standing alone at the table, bending gracefully over an album.
She nodded and waved her hand in return, very gracefully and prettily -- but with something of old-fashioned formality in her manner, which looked strangely in so young a woman, and which seemed out of harmony with a salutation addressed to her father.
In they all came, one after another; some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, some pushing, some pulling; in they all came, anyhow and everyhow.