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Antonyms for graceful
ˈgreɪs fəlgrace·ful

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term graceful.

Wiktionary

  1. gracefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    graceless, clumsy

  2. gracefuladjective

    She is a graceful dancer.

    Antonyms:
    graceless, clumsy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. graceful

    That which is graceful is marked by elegance and harmony, with ease of action, attitude, or posture, or delicacy of form. Graceful commonly suggests motion or the possibility of motion; beautiful may apply to absolute fixity; a landscape or a blue sky is beautiful, but neither is graceful. Graceful commonly applies to beauty as addressed to the eye, tho we often speak of a graceful poem or a graceful compliment. Graceful applies to the perfection of motion, especially of the lighter motions, which convey no suggestion of stress or strain, and are in harmonious curves. Apart from the thought of motion, graceful denotes a pleasing harmony of outline, proportion, etc., with a certain degree of delicacy; a Hercules is massive, an Apollo is graceful. We speak of a graceful attitude, graceful drapery. Compare BEAUTIFUL; BECOMING.

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    Synonyms:
    beautiful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gracefuladjective

    characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

    Antonyms:
    ungainly, strained, awkward, wooden, laboured, graceless, clunky, unwieldy, ungracious, labored, ungraceful, gawky, clumsy

    Synonyms:
    elegant, refined

  2. elegant, graceful, refinedadjective

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    Antonyms:
    ungracious, laboured, strained, ungraceful, awkward, clumsy, clunky, wooden, graceless, ungainly, gawky, labored, unwieldy

    Synonyms:
    elegant, processed, polished, refined, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gracefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    ungraceful

    Synonyms:
    elegant, easy, willowy, courtly, polished

How to use graceful in a sentence?

  1. Lydia Child:

    The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home.

  2. Ricky Temple:

    I think these are great. The pointing to the arm was a graceful invitation to participate that was inviting and personal.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    I'm yet to see a Man more graceful, civilized and patient while making love with his woman; and a Woman who has never rejeced her man's sexual advances!”

  4. Booker T. Washington:

    Always be Graceful and Useful Nara Bhuvaneshwari

  5. Thomas Kaplan:

    It is arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of technology ever created, it is as graceful as any piece of modernist design.

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