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 for graceful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graceful \Grace"ful\, a.
     Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy;
     agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment,
     speaker, air, act, speech.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           High o'er the rest in arms the graceful Turnus rode.
                                                    --Dryden.
     -- Grace"ful*ly, adv. Grace"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  graceful
      adj 1: characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or
             execution [ant: awkward]
      2: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth [syn: elegant,
         graceful, refined]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "graceful":
     Attic, Ciceronian, Daedalian, accommodating, adept, adroit,
     aesthetic, aesthetically appealing, affable, agile, agreeable, apt,
     artistic, attentive, attractive, authoritative, beauteous,
     beautiful, bravura, brilliant, chaste, civil, civilized, classic,
     clean, clear, clever, complaisant, considerate, coordinated,
     courteous, courtly, crack, crackerjack, cultivated, cultured,
     cunning, cute, daedal, dainty, deferential, deft, delicate,
     dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, direct, discriminating, easy,
     elegant, endowed with beauty, excellent, expert, exquisite,
     eye-filling, facile, fair, fancy, fastidious, featly, fine,
     finished, fleet, flowerlike, flowing, fluent, fluid, good, goodish,
     gracile, gracious, handsome, handy, heavy, ingenious, light,
     light-footed, limpid, lissome, lithe, lovely, lucid, magisterial,
     mannerly, masterful, masterly, natural, neat, neat-fingered,
     neat-handed, nice, nimble, nimble-footed, no mean, obliging, peart,
     pellucid, perspicuous, plain, pleasing, polished, polite, politic,
     pretty, professional, proficient, pulchritudinous, pure, quick,
     quite some, ready, refined, resourceful, respectful, restrained,
     round, simple, skillful, slick, smooth, solicitous, some,
     sophisticated, sprightly, spry, statesmanlike, straightforward,
     stylish, suave, subtle, supple, sure-footed, tactful, tasteful,
     terse, the compleat, the complete, thoughtful, trim, tripping,
     unaffected, unlabored, urbane, virtuoso, well-done, well-mannered,
     workmanlike
  
  

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