gracefulness


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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:
Noun1.gracefulness - beautiful carriage
posture, carriage, bearing - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
gracility, grace - elegance and beauty of movement or expression; "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"
agility, legerity, lightsomeness, nimbleness, lightness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
lissomeness, litheness, suppleness - the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
clumsiness, awkwardness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
Translations
رَشاقَه
ladnostpůvab
gratieynde
tíguleiki

gracefulness

nAnmut(igkeit) f; (of movement also)Grazie f; (of building, handwriting, bow, manner)Eleganz f

gracefulness

[ˈgreɪsfʊlnɪs] ngrazia

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 ?
A slight change in the tint of the skin and the color of his hair had metamorphosed him into the Spanish-looking fellow he then appeared; and as gracefulness of movement and gentlemanly manners had always been perfectly natural to him, he found no difficulty in playing the bold part he had adopted--that of a gentleman travelling with his domestic.
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.
But what made him still more fortunate, as he said himself, was having a daughter of such exceeding beauty, rare intelligence, gracefulness, and virtue, that everyone who knew her and beheld her marvelled at the extraordinary gifts with which heaven and nature had endowed her.
She came into the room with an easy gracefulness which would at once command the respect of any lunatic, for easiness is one of the qualities mad people most respect.
Her white and slender fingers, her pearly neck, her cheeks tinted with varying hues reminded one of the lovely Englishwomen who have been so poetically compared in their manner to the gracefulness of a swan.
She wore a hat of singular gracefulness, and abundantly laden with flowers, such as never grew in the rude soil of New England, but which, with all their fanciful luxuriance, had a natural truth that it seemed impossible for the most fertile imagination to have attained without copying from real prototypes.
Another pilgrim came along presently and said: "Observe that tall, graceful girl; what queenly Madonna-like gracefulness of beauty is in her countenance.
Her ideal of masculine beauty had always been slender gracefulness.
Sometimes I bolted suddenly, and nobody could tell my whereabouts, for I did not stand much about gracefulness, and never hesitated at a gap in a fence.
Gracefulness belongeth to the munificence of the magnanimous.
Little of his face was visible, except the long dark lashes which concealed his downcast eyes, but an air of careless ease and natural gracefulness of demeanour pervaded the figure, and seemed to comprehend even those slight accessories, which were all handsome, and in good keeping.
He is at home in any society, he has common ground with every class; he knows when to speak and when to be silent; he is able to converse, he is able to listen; he can ask a question pertinently, and gain a lesson seasonably, when he has nothing to impart himself; he is ever ready, yet never in the way; he is a pleasant companion, and a comrade you can depend upon; he knows when to be serious and when to trifle, and he has a sure tact which enables him to trifle with gracefulness and to be serious with effect.