gracelessness


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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:
Noun1.gracelessness - an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
clumsiness, awkwardness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
2.gracelessness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)gracelessness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
woodenness - the quality of being wooden and awkward; "he criticized the woodenness of the acting"; "there was a certain woodenness in his replies"
gaucherie, rusticity - the quality of being rustic or gauche
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All is well so long as this gracelessness yields nothing more unpleasant than a bout with a cop (when, more often than not, the offender will be found pleading abjectly to be let off).
Like him was I, these sloping shoulders, this gracelessness.
Observations and memories juxtapose tributes to beauty with the gracelessness of aging.
tightrope Despite my gracelessness though, I feel calm and like I've had a good work out and the following day, my calves and core feel nicely stretched out.
Bolger tightrope Despite my gracelessness though, I feel calm and like I've had a good work out and the following day, my calves and core feel nicely stretched out.
But he should be told that gracelessness in the face of an accident impacting on national welfare is not a good start.
Doubters were crassly dismissed: in July 2007, the then-prime minister Bertie Ahern wondered, with characteristic gracelessness, why such naysayers didn't commit suicide.
Wenger's gracelessness is becoming almost as worrying to Arsenal fans as his trophylessness.
Or, and this was the real coup de gracelessness, head to Asda to pitch as a solution human breast milk ("lovingly made in Bristols") before trying to tempt people in the street to try it?
He had an oily dorsal fin of a nose and a gracelessness in his slightest actions.
In Republic 400d Socrates makes the same point even more strongly: 'But do gracefulness and gracelessness go with good and bad rhythm?