In one of my posts (meaning of "stiff") a contributor explains "stiff" as "Lacking grace" and "charm". Actually, he cited that explanation from a dictionary.
Obviously, grace is the opposite, at least, in writing style. And then, what does graceful writing mean?
Cambridge Dictionary gives this definition about "grace"
- a quality of moving in a smooth, relaxed, and attractive way
Joanna has natural grace and elegance.
which describes moving, does not seems for writing
- the quality of being pleasantly polite, or a willingness to be fair and honest
They accepted their defeat with good grace
this one seems to the answer.
- approval or kindness, especially (in the Christian religion) that is freely given by God to all humans
which does not seems relevant
- a prayer said by Christians before a meal to thank God for the food
which does not seems relevant either
- a period of time left or allowed before something happens or before something must be done
which seems irrelevant as well.
So, the #2 definition would be the only choice available, that is, politeness, fair and honest.
Is my understanding right?