Meaning of graceful

graceful




Use the adjective graceful to describe movements that are lovely and elegant. If you watch a yoga class, you’ll see a variety of styles, ranging from awkward to graceful.

Were some people born graceful? From their elegant way they move to their great timing and well-chosen words, being graceful does seem to come naturally to some. For others, it comes with practice and being focused. For example, the discipline of ballet makes dancers graceful — even when reaching for something on a high shelf at the grocery store.

Definitions of graceful
  1. adjective

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

    Synonyms:

    beautiful

    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    elegant

    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    elegant

    displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
    fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth

    smooth and unconstrained in movement
    gainly

    graceful and pleasing
    gracile, willowy

    slender and graceful
    lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike

    moving and bending with ease
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    Antonyms:

    awkward

    lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    maladroit

    not adroit
    ugly

    displeasing to the senses
    clumsy, clunky, gawky, ungainly, unwieldy

    lacking grace in movement or posture
    graceless, ungraceful

    lacking grace; clumsy
    labored, laboured, stilted, strained

    lacking natural ease
    wooden

    lacking ease or grace
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  2. adjective

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    synonyms:

    elegant, refined

    gracious

    characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

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