The word "graceful" is an adjective that describes beautiful movement or behavior. It’s often used to describe actors, athletes, dancers, and singers. The word "graceful" can also be used to describe the movement of animals:
To use "graceful" as an adverb, add an "ly" ending:
Note: The opposite of "graceful" is "disgraceful." This is a good word to used when a person’s behavior is very bad.
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This page was first published on August 12, 2012. It was updated on June 7, 2015.