Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking grace; clumsy.
  • adj. Having or exhibiting no sense of propriety or decency.
  • adj. Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance: a graceless production of the play.

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  • adj. without grace

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt.
  • adj. Unfortunate. Cf. Grace, n., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without grace.
  • Ungracious; ill-mannered; uncivil.
  • Out of grace or favor.
  • Without mercy; pitiless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking grace; clumsy
  • adj. lacking graciousness
  • adj. lacking social polish

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Examples

  • Charles Dickens called the graceless, dirty backwater born of controversy, greed, and deceit the “City of Magnificent Intentions.”

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  • I really wanted to use the word graceless), I slept beside him in the pediatric ward for the first time since he was born, I orchestrated (felt more like moving mountains) to get this EEG this week, instead of in February.

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  • I should never object to calling a graceless duke Tour Grace: nor to praying for a villariously bad monarch as our most religious and gracious King (I know quite well, small critic, that religious is an absurd mistranslation: but let us take the liturgy in the sense in which ninety-nine out of every hundred who hear it understand it): for it seems to me that the daily recurring phrases are something ever suggesting what mankind have a right to expect from those in eminent station; and a kindly determination to believe that such are at least endeavoring to be what they ought.

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  • And given Senator Clinton's ill-advised speech Tuesday night, I don't think any Clinton supporter should be talking about "graceless" behavior.

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  • Such a get-up might de-throne me once and for all, or at the very least earn a few "graceless" points with the neighbor who thinks I'm so stuffy, so reine-like.

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  • One knee had bent, the right leg now lying awkwardly T-shaped, the wrinkled sole of her right foot against the side of the left knee, in a kind of graceless parody of ballet.

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  • Perwinkle_G So did shahid kapoor perform b4 Bipasha or after? coz i think i missed him A. r Rehmans on now sooo ... did i miss him?!?!?!? rockymans what a "graceless" dancer bipasha basu is. .her dance is a big turn-off!! nd shahid kapoor with dat smug face. .eekksss!!

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  • In both letters, the insinuation is made that my article has somehow disparaged the reputation of JB Jeyaretnam, with his son going so far as to call my article "graceless",

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  • The clips I've seen from Sean Hannity's show of late have been the perfect example of this kind of graceless ineptitude.

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  • Unlike Adam and Eve, who represent humanity expelled from paradise, Stephen passes freely between that paradise and the 'graceless' world.

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