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  • n. The state of being graceless

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being graceless.

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
  • n. the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)


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  • Finally, James compounded his gracelessness by suggesting that criticism was based on racism, an observation which prompted Charles Barkley to declare: Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, it gets more stupid.

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  • Rather, it's the obscene and crazy lengths that the Harper regime went to in order to cover up this paltry instance of vanity and gracelessness.

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  • "I'm glad your father didn't live to see you in all the glory of your gracelessness," he said.


  • I hope that woman in Reno will read these lines and forgive me my gracelessness and unveracity.


  • They are amulets against vulnerability, their gracelessness a sacrifice to the fates.

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  • Video footage of the encounter seems to have been scrubbed from the internet, but its gracelessness, and Timberlake's unaccountable ungentlemanliness, speaks for itself.

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  • She shoved him and he toppled backward, a heap of bones and flesh, with the ugly gracelessness of death.

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  • Whatever else can be said about HRC her gracelessness is one of her less endearing points and she needs to ameliorate that.

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  • The truth of that is defeated by its gracelessness and hard inhumanity.

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  • The deliveryman was a close friend, the half-hated Bernard Weinstein who, with typical gracelessness, mumbled their names at the floor, Enrique—Margaret.

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