graceful

Use the adjective graceful to describe movements that are lovely and elegant. If you watch a yoga class, you'll see a variety of styles, ranging from awkward to graceful.

Were some people born graceful? From their elegant way they move to their great timing and well-chosen words, being graceful does seem to come naturally to some. For others, it comes with practice and being focused. For example, the discipline of ballet makes dancers graceful — even when reaching for something on a high shelf at the grocery store.

Definitions of graceful
  1. adjective
    characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
    Synonyms:
    beautiful
    delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    elegant
    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    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
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    Antonyms:
    awkward
    lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    maladroit
    not adroit
    ugly
    displeasing to the senses
    clumsy, clunky, gawky, ungainly, unwieldy
    lacking grace in movement or posture
    graceless, ungraceful
    lacking grace; clumsy
    labored, laboured, stilted, strained
    lacking natural ease
    wooden
    lacking ease or grace
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  2. adjective
    suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    synonyms: elegant, refined
    gracious
    characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
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