Ungraceful Un*grace"ful, a. Not graceful; not marked with ease and dignity; deficient in beauty and elegance; inelegant; awkward; as, ungraceful manners; ungraceful speech. [1913 Webster]

The other oak remaining a blackened and ungraceful trunk. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*grace"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Un*grace"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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