graceless


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grace·less

 (grās′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking grace; clumsy.
2. Having or exhibiting no sense of propriety or decency.
3. Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance: a graceless production of the play.

grace′less·ly adv.
grace′less·ness n.

graceless

(ˈɡreɪslɪs)
adj
1. lacking any sense of right and wrong; depraved
2. lacking grace or excellence
ˈgracelessly adv
ˈgracelessness n

grace•less

(ˈgreɪs lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking grace, pleasing elegance, or charm.
2. without any sense of right or propriety.
[1325–75]
grace′less•ly, adv.
grace′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.graceless - lacking graciousnessgraceless - lacking graciousness; "a totally graceless hostess"
ungracious - lacking charm and good taste; "an ungracious industrial city"; "this curt summary is not meant to be ungracious"; "ungracious behavior"
2.graceless - lacking gracegraceless - lacking grace; clumsy; "a graceless production of the play"; "his stature low...his bearing ungraceful"- Sir Walter Scott
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"
3.graceless - lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"
inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

graceless

adjective
1. inelegant, forced, awkward, clumsy, ungainly a graceless pirouette

graceless

adjective
Lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement:
Slang: klutzy.
Idiom: all thumbs.
Translations

graceless

[ˈgreɪslɪs] ADJ (= inelegant) → desgarbado, torpe; (= impolite) → descortés, grosero

graceless

adj
(Eccl) → ruchlos, gottlos
(= unattractive) buildingreizlos
(= rude)schroff; person, behaviourungehobelt, schroff; (= lacking charm) teenagerlinkisch

graceless

[ˈgreɪslɪs] adj (dress) → poco elegante; (rude) → sgarbato/a
References in classic literature ?
Then the visiting "watch below," transformed into graceless ladies and uncouth pilgrims, by rude travesties upon waterfalls, hoopskirts, white kid gloves and swallow-tail coats, moved solemnly up the companion way, and bowing low, began a system of complicated and extraordinary smiling which few monarchs could look upon and live.
They wept over it as they sang it, the graceless young scamps who had all broken their mothers' prides, and I sang with them, and wept with them, and luxuriated in the pathos and the tragedy of it, and struggled to make glimmering inebriated generalisations on life and romance.
Picture to yourself, oh fair young reader, a worldly, selfish, graceless, thankless, religionless old woman, writhing in pain and fear, and without her wig.
It's yon flaysome, graceless quean, that's witched our lad, wi' her bold een and her forrard ways - till - Nay
But I must be out of my senses to think and utter such nonsense; for it is impossible that a long, white-hooded spectacled duenna could stir up or excite a wanton thought in the most graceless bosom in the world.
You, a graceless baggage, a foolish lack-brain, with no thought above the hemming of shifts.
Those three graceless girls read the sentimental rhyme and giggled over it.
But none the less some of his memories seemed to wear at present a rather graceless and sordid mien, and it struck him that if he had never done anything very ugly, he had never, on the other hand, done anything particularly beautiful.
Sir Leicester feels it incumbent on him to observe a crushing aspect towards Volumnia because it is whispered abroad that these necessary expenses will, in some two hundred election petitions, be unpleasantly connected with the word bribery, and because some graceless jokers have consequently suggested the omission from the Church service of the ordinary supplication in behalf of the High Court of Parliament and have recommended instead that the prayers of the congregation be requested for six hundred and fifty-eight gentlemen in a very unhealthy state.
Jerry needs must sniff, for future identification purposes, this graceless, limping, naked, one-eyed old man.
No wonder that with her admirably dressed, abundant hair, thickly sprinkled with white threads and adding to her elegant aspect the piquant distinction of a powdered coiffure--no wonder, I say, that she clung desperately to her last infatuation for that graceless young scamp, even to the extent of hatching for him that amazing plot.
Bounderby, though a graceless person, of the world worldly, I feel the utmost interest, I assure you, in what you tell me.