Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking grace; clumsy.
  • adjective Having or exhibiting no sense of propriety or decency.
  • adjective Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective without grace

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

  • adjective lacking grace; clumsy
  • adjective lacking graciousness
  • adjective 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.”

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • 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.

    Autism Hub

  • 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.

    The Recreations of a Country Parson

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

    Poll: Hillary's Favorability Rating Among Blacks Dropped 26 Points

  • 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.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • 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.

    la crotte - French Word-A-Day

  • 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.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • 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.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • 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.

    la crotte - French Word-A-Day

  • 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.

    The Hunter

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  • One of the cows kept at ''Cold Comfort Farm'', the classic satire by Stella Gibbons. Big Business, the bull, services her and her companions Pointless, Aimless, and Feckless.

    December 23, 2008