Synonyms and related words:
Doric, all thumbs, awkward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonous, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, coarse, crude, cumbersome, damned, doggerel, dysphemistic, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, godless, gross, ham-fisted, ham-handed, harsh, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, ill-chosen, improper, impure, in bad taste, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, incorrigible, indecorous, inelegant, inept, infelicitous, irreclaimable, irredeemable, irreformable, left-hand, left-handed, lost, loutish, low, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, maladroit, oafish, outlandish, past praying for, ponderous, reprobate, rude, shriftless, sloppy, stiff, tasteless, unconverted, uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, unfortunate, ungainly, ungraced, ungraceful, unhandy, unhappy, unpolished, unredeemable, unredeemed, unrefined, unregenerate, unseemly, unwieldy, vulgar, wild

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Graceless — Grace less, a. 1. Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt. In a graceless age. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Unfortunate. Cf. {Grace}, n., 4. [Obs.] Chaucer. {Grace less*ly}, adv. {Grace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graceless — index dissolute, immoral, inelegant, pedestrian, unbecoming, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • graceless — late 14c., not in a state of grace, from GRACE (Cf. grace) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning wanting charm or elegance is from 1630s. Related: Gracelessly; gracelessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • graceless — [adj] clumsy, unsophisticated awkward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, boorish, clunky*, coarse, corrupt, crude*, forced, gauche, gawky*, ill mannered, improper, indecorous, inelegant, inept, infelicitous, klutzy*, loutish, oafish, outlandish,… …   New thesaurus

  • graceless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking grace, elegance, or charm. DERIVATIVES gracelessly adverb gracelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • graceless — [grās′lis] adj. 1. lacking any sense of what is right or proper 2. without grace; clumsy or inelegant gracelessly adv. gracelessness n …   English World dictionary

  • graceless — [[t]gre͟ɪsləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is graceless is unattractive and not at all interesting or charming. It was a massive, graceless house. Ant: graceful 2) ADJ GRADED A graceless movement is clumsy and uncontrolled. ...a graceless… …   English dictionary

  • graceless — grace|less [ˈgreısləs] adj 1.) not being polite, especially when someone has been kind to you ▪ He was bad tempered and graceless in defeat. 2.) moving or doing something in a way that seems awkward ≠ ↑graceful ▪ The soldiers were graceless with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • graceless — adjective 1 not being polite, especially when someone has been kind to you: She was utterly graceless, showing no gratitude for all we had done. 2 moving or doing something in a way that seems awkward 3 something that is graceless is unattractive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • graceless — adjective Date: 14th century 1. lacking in divine grace ; immoral, unregenerate 2. a. lacking a sense of propriety < a graceless accusation > b. devoid of attractive qualities 3. artistically inept or unbeautiful < graceless dancing > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graceless — gracelessly, adv. gracelessness, n. /grays lis/, adj. 1. lacking grace, pleasing elegance, or charm. 2. without any sense of right or propriety. [1325 75; ME; see GRACE, LESS] * * * …   Universalium