Antonyms for gracefulˈgreɪs fəl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term graceful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. graceful(adj)

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

    ungainly, strained, awkward, wooden, laboured, graceless, clunky, unwieldy, ungracious, labored, ungraceful, gawky, clumsy

    elegant, refined

  2. elegant, graceful, refined(adj)

    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    ungracious, laboured, strained, ungraceful, awkward, clumsy, clunky, wooden, graceless, ungainly, gawky, labored, unwieldy

    graceful, elegant, processed, polished, refined, tasteful, neat, svelte, urbane


  1. graceful(adjective)

    graceless, clumsy

  2. graceful(adjective)

    Having or showing grace in movement, shape, or proportion.

    graceless, clumsy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. graceful

    That which is graceful is marked by elegance and harmony, with ease of action, attitude, or posture, or delicacy of form. Graceful commonly suggests motion or the possibility of motion; beautiful may apply to absolute fixity; a landscape or a blue sky is beautiful, but neither is graceful. Graceful commonly applies to beauty as addressed to the eye, tho we often speak of a graceful poem or a graceful compliment. Graceful applies to the perfection of motion, especially of the lighter motions, which convey no suggestion of stress or strain, and are in harmonious curves. Apart from the thought of motion, graceful denotes a pleasing harmony of outline, proportion, etc., with a certain degree of delicacy; a Hercules is massive, an Apollo is graceful. We speak of a graceful attitude, graceful drapery. Compare BEAUTIFUL; BECOMING.

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