gracelessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

graceless +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

gracelessness (countable and uncountable, plural gracelessnesses)

  1. The state of being graceless.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, Part Three, Chapter 3, [1]
      He was aware of his ugliness, his gracelessness, a bundle of bones in filthy underclothes sitting weeping in the harsh white light: but he could not stop himself.