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 (grăs′əl, -īl′)
1. Gracefully slender.
2. Graceful.

[Latin gracilis.]

gra·cil′i·ty (grə-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


1. gracefully thin or slender
2. a less common word for graceful
[C17: from Latin gracilis slender]
gracility, ˈgracileness n


(ˈgræs ɪl)

1. gracefully slender.
2. slender; thin.
[1615–25; < Latin gracilis slender, slight, thin]
gra•cil•i•ty (græˈsɪl ɪ ti, grə-) grac′ile•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gracile - slender and graceful
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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