ungrace

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From un- (not; lack of) +‎ grace.

Noun[edit]

ungrace (plural ungraces)

  1. The lack, absence, or antithesis of grace; gracelessness.
    • 1830, Henry Soames, Inquiry Into the Doctrines of the Anglo-Saxon Church:
      The evil ungraces of the wicked Devil are thus called in Latin speech: [...]
    • 2005, Dee Brestin, Woman of Purpose:
      However, as costly as grace is, ungrace costs more.
    • 2008, Eugene C. Rollins, Grace Is Not a Blue-eyed Blonde:
      There is the contract between ungrace religion and a spirituality that is grace and compassion.
    • 2009, Philip Yancey, Where Is God When it Hurts/What's So Amazing About Grace?:
      Every institution, it seems, runs on ungrace and its insistence that we earn our way.

Etymology 2[edit]

From un- (reversal prefix) +‎ grace.

Verb[edit]

ungrace (third-person singular simple present ungraces, present participle ungracing, simple past and past participle ungraced)

  1. (transitive) To undo or remove grace; render grace ineffective; make ungraceful or ungracious.
    • 2008, Eugene C. Rollins, Grace Is Not a Blue-eyed Blonde:
      It is another one of those experiences of ungracing the grace of God and putting boundaries, putting dogmas, putting creeds around the grace of God that ungraces the grace of God.