graceless

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 graceless — index dissolute, immoral, inelegant, pedestrian, unbecoming, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 graceless — late 14c., not in a state of grace, from GRACE (Cf. grace) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning wanting charm or elegance is from 1630s. Related: Gracelessly; gracelessness …

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  • 4 graceless — [adj] clumsy, unsophisticated awkward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, boorish, clunky*, coarse, corrupt, crude*, forced, gauche, gawky*, ill mannered, improper, indecorous, inelegant, inept, infelicitous, klutzy*, loutish, oafish, outlandish,… …

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  • 5 graceless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking grace, elegance, or charm. DERIVATIVES gracelessly adverb gracelessness noun …

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  • 6 graceless — [grās′lis] adj. 1. lacking any sense of what is right or proper 2. without grace; clumsy or inelegant gracelessly adv. gracelessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 graceless — [[t]gre͟ɪsləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is graceless is unattractive and not at all interesting or charming. It was a massive, graceless house. Ant: graceful 2) ADJ GRADED A graceless movement is clumsy and uncontrolled. ...a graceless… …

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  • 8 graceless — grace|less [ˈgreısləs] adj 1.) not being polite, especially when someone has been kind to you ▪ He was bad tempered and graceless in defeat. 2.) moving or doing something in a way that seems awkward ≠ ↑graceful ▪ The soldiers were graceless with… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 graceless — adjective 1 not being polite, especially when someone has been kind to you: She was utterly graceless, showing no gratitude for all we had done. 2 moving or doing something in a way that seems awkward 3 something that is graceless is unattractive …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 graceless — adjective Date: 14th century 1. lacking in divine grace ; immoral, unregenerate 2. a. lacking a sense of propriety < a graceless accusation > b. devoid of attractive qualities 3. artistically inept or unbeautiful < graceless dancing > • …

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  • 11 graceless — gracelessly, adv. gracelessness, n. /grays lis/, adj. 1. lacking grace, pleasing elegance, or charm. 2. without any sense of right or propriety. [1325 75; ME; see GRACE, LESS] * * * …

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  • 12 graceless — adjective without grace Syn: clumsy Ant: graceful …

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  • 13 graceless — Synonyms and related words: Doric, all thumbs, awkward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonous, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, coarse, crude, cumbersome,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 graceless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ungracious, tactless; inept, awkward, clumsy, ungainly; inelegant; sinful, corrupt. See ugliness, irreligion, impenitence, inelegance. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Rude] Syn. corrupt, shameless,… …

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  • 15 graceless — grace|less [ greısləs ] adjective 1. ) not polite 2. ) not attractive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 graceless — grace·less || greɪslɪs adj. lacking beauty, lacking grace, lacking elegance; shameless; rude …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 graceless — adjective lacking grace, elegance, or charm. Derivatives gracelessly adverb gracelessness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 graceless — a. Depraved, degenerate, corrupt, profligate, reprobate, dissolute, abandoned, lost, shameless, obdurate, hardened, incorrigible, irreclaimable, wicked …

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  • 19 graceless — adj 1. awkward, clumsy, gawky, ungainly, ungraceful; uncouth, coarse, crude, rude, raw, gross, low; gauche, unpolished, unsophisticated, unrefined, inelegant. 2. corrupt, degenerate, depraved; incorrigible, irre formable, lost; shameless, brazen …

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  • 20 graceless — grace·less …

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