gracelessly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gracelessly - without gracegracelessly - without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
2.gracelessly - in a graceless manner; "she moves rather gracelessly"
gracefully - in a graceful manner; "she swooped gracefully"
Translations

gracelessly

[ˈgreɪsləsli] adv
(= clumsily) → sans grâce
(= impolitely) → inélégamment
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Its front wheels sink gracelessly into a deep trough of water, and the back tires uselessly churn the mud.
Perhaps lulled in to a false sense of security by his side's dominance, Marcelo Diaz lingered on the ball for an eternity on the edge of his box, turning slowly and gracelessly until he was robbed by Timo Werner, who squared for Stindl to tap home in to an empty net.
So this is how gracelessly freedom of speech ends in a country which prides itself on its freedoms almost more than it prides itself on its Camembert and Brie cheeses," said Simonyan.
She dismisses wartime rapes, speculating that the victims "are probably praying for a good raping" (Feast 474), theorises that lowborn women "bled like pigs" on their wedding nights (462), and gracelessly compares Septa Moelle's hymen to leather armour (728).
Among the Believers establishes this context with even-handedness and erudition, even if it is occasionally guilty of gracelessly canvassing opinion that doesn't greatly build on what's already been laid out.
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The ingrate Bakhtin then gracelessly allowed his followers to transfer the authorship of their works to his name (Bronckart et Bota, 2011).
Somehow, in spite of the piecemeal dismantling of the world's oldest and proudest cup competition, they continue to come, and continue to show the respect our administrators so gracelessly lack.
Blood poured from both nostrils as I gracelessly muscled that deer into my truck.
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Obama's ethereal insipidity made Christie's meaty pugilism attractive; Obama's insistence on the cerebral made voters long for the visceral, even the gracelessly visceral.