graceful etymology

English word graceful comes from English grace, English -ful

Detailed word origin of graceful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
grace English (eng) (transitive) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.. (transitive) To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.. (transitive) To supply with heavenly grace.. (transitive, music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to. (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.. (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.. [...]
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
graceful English (eng) Having or showing grace in movement, shape, or proportion.

Words with the same origin as graceful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful