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[uhn-greys-fuh l] /ʌnˈgreɪs fəl/
lacking charm or elegance; awkward.
Origin of ungraceful
First recorded in 1660-70; un-1 + graceful
Related forms
ungracefully, adverb
ungracefulness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Must we make the ungraceful confession that Gerald was not very much in love!

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • "It was all there," but all unseemly, ungraceful, undignified; for Polly Dill was pretty.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • He was long and lean and angular, and his positions were ungraceful.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • A new fashion of dress seems at first to be absurd, ungraceful, or indecent.


    William Graham Sumner
  • The sharp, and yet not ungraceful, retorts which I mentioned may be instanced as follows.

  • I had hoped to have announced this news in a less abrupt and ungraceful manner.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The dress of these women was simple, like themselves, and not ungraceful.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • Though Nick was ignorant, he was not ungraceful, and the village laughed and admired.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Charles was of good height as well as figure, and not ungraceful.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Yet there was nothing masculine or ungraceful in her emotion.

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