American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without grace. Wanting in propriety or elegance.
- Ungracious; ill-mannered; uncivil.
- Out of grace or favor.
- Without mercy; pitiless.
- adj. without grace
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt.
- adj. obsolete Unfortunate. Cf. Grace, n., 4.
- adj. lacking grace; clumsy.
- adj. lacking graciousness
- adj. lacking social polish
“Charles Dickens called the graceless, dirty backwater born of controversy, greed, and deceit the “City of Magnificent Intentions.””
“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.”
“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.”
“And given Senator Clinton's ill-advised speech Tuesday night, I don't think any Clinton supporter should be talking about "graceless" behavior.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!!”
“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",”
“The clips I've seen from Sean Hannity's show of late have been the perfect example of this kind of graceless ineptitude.”
“Unlike Adam and Eve, who represent humanity expelled from paradise, Stephen passes freely between that paradise and the 'graceless' world.”
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