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[gras-il] /ˈgræs ɪl/

gracefully slender.
slender; thin.
gracefully thin or slender
a less common word for graceful

1620s, from Latin gracilis “slender, thin, fine; plain, simple.” Not etymologically connected to grace but often regarded as if it is. Perhaps a dissimilated form related to Latin cracens “slender;” if so, perhaps cognate with Sanskrit krsah “thin, weak,” Avestan keresa- “lean, meager,” Lithuanian karštu “to be very old, to age.”


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