[ UK /ɡɹˈe‍ɪsləs/ ]
[ US /ˈɡɹeɪsɫəs/ ]
  1. lacking graciousness
    a totally graceless hostess
  2. lacking social polish
    too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
    their excellent manners always made me feel gauche
  3. lacking grace; clumsy
    his stature low...his bearing ungraceful
    a graceless production of the play
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How To Use graceless In A Sentence

  • Seen straight on, with his bald, skull-like head, wasp waist and fleshless body, he appears graceless and impassive, too frail to survive; his limbs appear too thin to bear the weight of his head and torso.
  • Charles Dickens called the graceless, dirty backwater born of controversy, greed, and deceit the “City of Magnificent Intentions.” The Viognier Vendetta
  • Had you been less a darling, you would not, perhaps, have been so graceless: But I never in my life saw a cockered favourite come to good. Clarissa Harlowe
  • Almost every scene is suffused with an aesthetic that captures the all too familiar feeling of pubescent gracelessness, be it in the close-ups of lips smacking in the throws of burgermunching or the awkward fumblings of sofa sex.
  • In fact, she generally looks pretty graceless whenever she moves - a bit like a top-heavy giraffe.
  • she moves rather gracelessly
  • They bring a sense of confrontation rather then conciliation, belligerence rather than humility and gracelessness rather than gracefulness.
  • So when they held dinner-parties Scarlet skimped on the smoked salmon, and Brian rebuked her for her graceless parsimony.
  • She made a graceless comment a few days ago, to the effect that she doesn't expect much of a speech, but several hundred Republicans will cheer no matter how mediocre he is.
  • It was graceless behaviour that marred his image as a potential leader in 2007.
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