What's The Word!?!?

United States
May 8, 2008 6:35am CST
Hi guys! Once again I am looking for a word to use. I feel like I have the right one on the tip of my tongue, it's right there! But I can't think of it. I need a word to describe how a man is walking. He is a proper man, elegant...the only word I can think of to use is gracefully...but I want a word better suited for a man. Gracefully does not sound right to me, and I want a more masculine word. This is for a story, I am not randomly asking for a word =P lol. Thanks!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
8 May 08
Hello LilyoftheThorns!:-) How about "chivalrously", "knightly", "gallantly", "graciously", "elegantly", "decently", "mannerly"! Do anyone of these suit your requirement? If not, I'll try some others too!:-)
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• United States
8 May 08
Hey Karman! =P Thanks for the suggestions. I did try gallantly before I made this post, but I wasn't sure if it was right. I liked how it sounded, but I looked it up and I wasn't sure I was using it correctly. But if you think it's the right word too, I might have to use it! =P
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
8 May 08
I do think it's just fine, Lily, and so is 'knightly' but it sure has an air of medieval times. While "chivalrously" may not fit well as far as it's sound is concerned, but it's manly too!:-)
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• United States
8 May 08
lol yes all your suggestions are manly =P But this story does not take place in mideval times =P lol. And knightly and chivalrously both kind of scream that to me! =P lol. But I think I will use gallantly! =D Thank you.
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• Philippines
8 May 08
welll...hope this counts the help.. mine would preferably... formal man, elegant, simply kind-hearted, down-to-earth @jam@ ~live life~ be contented***
• United States
8 May 08
Those are defeniatly good descriptibe terms :) But I'm actully looking for a word to describe how the man is walking, not words to describe the actual man =P hehe. Sorry if I was unclear.
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
9 May 08
"with ease" "fluidly" "he glided smoothly across the hall" "His stride was powerful and fluid." "He moved with comfortable ease." "Even his walk reeked of sophistication" My friend, use your imagination, or as I do, when stumped, a thesaurus... Hope I gave you some food for thought. dr...
• United States
9 May 08
These are great suggestions! Thank you very much for helping! =) I kind of mixed one of yours and one of kamrans lol. Here's the sentence... "He glided gallantly to his seat in the booth, gathering smiles from everyone he passed." Sound good? :)
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• United States
9 May 08
Sounds okay to me. press on--I, in my own (proverbial) book, failed at writing fiction some time ago, so now I'm journaling with the hopes that I'll be able to pull something out of it--something useful to the average joe and/or the scientific (social scientists) community. Keep on going. DR...
• United States
9 May 08
Thank you very much david =P I am not as good with the factual writing as I am fictional...hehe. I wish I was really good at both; but I have more fun with fiction, because I can just let my mind wander and my imagination soar! =P Thanks for the help!
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• United States
8 May 08
I think the word you are looking for is dapper. A dapper gentleman dresses elegantly, speaks very properly, and has a very distinctive walk. Yes, I think dapper is the word that you are looking for.
• United States
8 May 08
Would dapper be a word that would described the actual man or the way he is walking? Because I need a work that would say how he was walking =P Thank you! :D