Definition of "graceless" []

  • Lacking grace; clumsy. (adjective)
  • Having or exhibiting no sense of propriety or decency. (adjective)
  • Inferior or clumsy in treatment or performance: a graceless production of the play. (adjective)
  • Lacking any sense of right and wrong; depraved (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lacking grace or excellence (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "graceless" in a sentence
  • "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."