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

[Latin gracilis.]

gra·cil′i·ty (grə-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. gracefully thin or slender
2. a less common word for graceful
[C17: from Latin gracilis slender]
gracility, ˈgracileness n
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gracile - slender and graceful
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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Serein et quiet dans son bout de terre, pres de Merleft sur le littoral sud, le gracile troubadour de la musique Amazigh raffinee ne savait peut-etre jamais qu'il avait enfante, en compagnie de ses pairs, une convulsion fracassante dans la linearite seculaire de la musique Amazigh.
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One of the skeletons had a gracile physique and thus could not be clearly classified as male or female.
report prompted a rebuttal by Cross and Wright (2015), who put forth two general arguments: (1) that Hoodless was qualified to conduct a forensic anthropological examination of the remains and therefore was most likely correct in his assessment, particularly the sex assessment, so the bones were unlikely to have been Earhart's remains; and (2) that Earhart's physique was extremely linear and gracile, and therefore inconsistent with Hoodless's assessment of the remains as those of a stocky male.
In this work we followed plant names according to "The Plant List (2013)" except for Neolindleya (= Gymnadenia) camtschatica and Amitostigma gracile for which we used the names Galearis camtschatica and Hemipilia gracile provided by Jin et al.
It can be assumed that her delicate and gracile appearance is also owed to the amazing skills of modern surgeons and dermatologists.