gracelessness gracelessness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
  2. (n) the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

Usage(s):

  1. A large, lumbering man whose amiable gracelessness extends both to his music and his conducting, Khachaturian, 64, is not exactly soured on the success of the Sabre Dance.
  2. Just inside the town limits, two new buildings vie in raw gracelessness, both souvenir shops.
  3. Stella's saving gracelessness was lack of awareness; she never realized what a ridiculous figure she cut.

News

  • Joy of seeing daughter do it her way

    My 4-year-old daughter is accident-prone and absentminded, which, in youthful incarnations, are adorable qualities. I watched Nora enter her pre-K classroom recently, face-plant, then quietly get up and make her way over to the breakfast table to sit with her friends. I recognized myself in the casual gracelessness of the act and felt a strange motherly pride watching her quick recovery; while ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  • Chris Grayling, for the Conservatives, said it was "a shame that the Government had to be dragged kicking and screaming" to do the right thing, while Chris Huhne, for the Liberal Democrats, remarked on the "gracelessness of the whole...
    on May 21, 2009 By: Chris Grayling Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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