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 Dictionary entry overview: What does graceful mean? 

GRACEFUL (adjective)
  The adjective GRACEFUL has 2 senses:

1. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
2. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

  Familiarity information: GRACEFUL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GRACEFUL (adjective)

Sense 1graceful [BACK TO TOP]


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


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)


beautiful (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration)

elegant (refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style)


awkward (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance)

Sense 2graceful [BACK TO TOP]


Suggesting taste, ease, and wealth


elegant; graceful; refined


gracious (characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit)

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