gracelessness


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Synonyms for gracelessness

an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

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Observations at the home itself juxtapose tributes to beauty with the gracelessness of aging.
Scientists in Spain are trying to find a way to tackle gracelessness in robots.
It argues that, in addition to the gracelessness of the Squire's use of rhetorical figures like occupatio, which have been shown as successful failures by critics such as Shirley Sharon-Zisser, Chaucer also demonstrates a clumsiness in the Squire's use of numerous poetic devices, specifically rhyme, enjambment and caesura.
Luchini is especially adept at physical comedy, bringing an odd grace to utter gracelessness.
Such purposeful moments of gracelessness are read as "authentic," and thus closer to the speech of a rural working-class, one that sits opposed to a purely literary language.
With his limp turquoise hair and slouching posture, he embodies a teenage gracelessness that seems unlikely ever to be outgrown.
After a week of Western lamentations about the gracelessness of the Saddam hanging, it became clear that the primary effect of the execution was to enhance Prime Minister Maliki's stature in Iraq.
Though the pic is in English, background murmur in courts and taverns is, somewhat awkwardly, in Spanish; the occasional gracelessness of the dialogue is not helped by the fact it is rendered in so many different accents.
I like to use the word gracelessness, and I use that word because grace is something we have lost in the modern world.
Within Othello, Shakespeare has incorporated two mutually exclusive theologies--a Catholic Morality-play theology of relatively free will, temptation, better and worser angels, and a seemingly voluntary fall from grace; and a predestinarian theology of reprobation, non-election, and gracelessness.
Mourinho's failure to wait and shake Wenger's hand appeared an example of gracelessness from the Chelsea chief.
Finnan says such gracelessness ignores the facts of a run during which the Reds beat all the fancied sides"All you have to do is look at the teams we defeated along the way to winning it last year," he said.
Alec Wildenstein, and before him his father Daniel, had a reputation at Royal Ascot for gracelessness, following the defeats of Westerner a year ago and Buckskin, the beaten Gold Cup favourite in 1978.
Hence, the gracelessness of this graceless intervention.
They record scores of encounters--sometimes five or six in a single day--with unremarkable fellows like the aforementioned Jose Gonzalez (his callow gracelessness documented by the four photographs on page 347 of Dudgeon's book).