Definition of ungracefully in US English:

ungracefully

adverb

  • See ungraceful

    • ‘And then playfully he shunts me with his shoulder, making me step ungracefully into the wall so that even the waiter standing aside holding a stack of dirty plates has to suppress a smile.’
    • ‘Flopping ungracefully out of the tub, he paddled to shore.’
    • ‘Sera sighed and sat ungracefully onto the stool.’
    • ‘Out of the window, I could see Jonah jogging ungracefully towards our block, all elbows and knees in a tragically unhip white vest, and I realised I'd had a lucky escape.’
    • ‘Dragging myself ungracefully to my feet, I froze again, listening for any noise, waiting for anyone to come and check what the commotion was about.’

Pronunciation

ungracefully

/ˌənˈɡreɪsf(ə)li//ˌənˈɡrāsf(ə)lē/