Gracelessness
Graceless Grace"less, a. 1. Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt. ``In a graceless age.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Unfortunate. Cf. {Grace}, n., 4. [Obs.] --Chaucer. -- {Grace"less*ly}, adv. -- {Grace"less*ness}, n.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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