lacking charm or elegance; awkward.
- un·grace·ful·ly, adverb
- un·grace·ful·ness, noun
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How to use ungraceful in a sentence
Surely nothing can be more ungraceful than to see a lady shuffle and run across a street.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Tess Rillette was screaming and putting herself between Frey and Lasseroe, in an ungraceful try at the old martyr act.
Modest yet courageous in manner, plain but not ungraceful in style, his address told upon the house.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Of all ungraceful beings, they are the most ungraceful; and of all accomplishments, dancing is the one in which they shine least.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
He called off his dog, and apologised, with a not ungraceful mixture of diffidence and ease, for his intrusion.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton