ungracefulness love

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being ungraceful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being ungraceful; want of gracefulness; awkwardness: as, ungracefulness of manners.

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

  • n. an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

Etymologies

ungraceful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nevertheless so clumsy a beau, that thou seemest to me to owe thyself a double spite, making thy ungracefulness appear the more ungraceful, by thy remarkable tawdriness, when thou art out of mourning.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • A cheerful wood-fire blazed in the capacious hearth; a little at one side an old - fashioned table, with richly-carved legs, was placed — destined, no doubt, to receive the supper, for which preparations were going forward; and ranged with exact regularity, stood the tall-backed chairs, whose ungracefulness was more than counterbalanced by their comfort.

    The Purcell Papers

  • She was dancing with her husband -- a pitiful spectacle, for the lawyer must be pushed through the dance as he were a doll, with monstrous ungracefulness, and no sense of the time of the music, his thin legs quarrelling with each other, his neighbours all confused by his inexpert gyrations, and yet himself with a smirk of satisfaction on his sweating countenance.

    Doom Castle

  • Plain and rough nature, left to itself, is much better than an artificial ungracefulness, and such study’d ways of being illfashion’d.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 61-70

  • Every one’s natural genius should be carry’d as far as it could; but to attempt the putting another upon him, will be but labour in vain; and what is so plaister’d on, will at best sit but untowardly, and have always hanging to it the ungracefulness of constraint and affectation.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 61-70

  • He descanted with some eloquence upon the wickedness of lacing, the ungracefulness of artificial forms and the beauty of her own wholly natural grace.

    In Old Kentucky

  • The fact that he was tall profited him nothing, for it merely emphasised the extreme ungracefulness of his figure.

    Stories by English Authors: The Orient (Selected by Scribners)

  • And this change came about without expostulations, reproach, or explanation, just by the turning of a key; and even this was the merest symbol, employed once only, to save the ungracefulness of words.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • A cheerful wood-fire blazed in the capacious hearth; a little at one side an old-fashioned table, with richly-carved legs, was placed -- destined, no doubt, to receive the supper, for which preparations were going forward; and ranged with exact regularity, stood the tall-backed chairs, whose ungracefulness was more than counterbalanced by their comfort.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume II

  • We ought, however, rather to envy the deep seriousness which could not be moved from dwelling on the real power of the scene by any ungracefulness or familiarity of circumstance.

    Giotto and his works in Padua An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel

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