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gra·cious

 (grā′shəs)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy: gave the guests a gracious welcome.
b. Characterized by tact and propriety: responded to the insult with gracious humor.
c. Condescendingly courteous; indulgent: was always gracious toward the servants.
2. Merciful or compassionate. Used especially of God in Christianity and Islam.
3. Characterized by elegance and good taste: gracious living.
4. Archaic Enjoying favor or grace; acceptable or pleasing.
interj.
Used to express surprise or mild emotion.

[Middle English, from Old French gracieus, from Latin grātiōsus, from grātia, good will; see grace.]

gra′cious·ly adv.
gra′cious·ness n.

gracious

(ˈɡreɪʃəs)
adj
1. characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy
2. condescendingly courteous, benevolent, or indulgent
3. characterized by or suitable for a life of elegance, ease, and indulgence: gracious living; gracious furnishings.
4. merciful or compassionate
5. obsolete fortunate, prosperous, or happy
interj
an expression of mild surprise or wonder (often in exclamatory phrases such as good gracious!, gracious me!)
ˈgraciously adv
ˈgraciousness n

gra•cious

(ˈgreɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, or courteous.
2. characterized by good taste, comfort, or luxury: gracious living.
3. indulgent in a pleasantly condescending way, esp. to inferiors.
4. merciful or compassionate: our gracious king.
5. Obs. fortunate or happy.
interj.
6. (used as an exclamation of surprise, relief, dismay, etc.)
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin grātiōsus amiable =grāti(a) grace + -ōsus -ous]
gra′cious•ly, adv.
gra′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gracious - characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
ungracious - lacking charm and good taste; "an ungracious industrial city"; "this curt summary is not meant to be ungracious"; "ungracious behavior"
2.gracious - characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjectsgracious - characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king"
kind - having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
3.gracious - exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
polite - showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
4.gracious - disposed to bestow favors; "thanks to the gracious gods"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"

gracious

gracious

adjective
1. Characterized by kindness and warm, unaffected courtesy:
2. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
Translations
تَعبير عن الدّهْشَه والمُفاجأهرَحيم، شَفوق، رؤوفلَطيف، حُلو، مُهَذّب
laskavýmilostivýproboha!
du godeste!milde himmel!venlig
kegyes
hamingjan góîa!miskunnsamurvinsamlegur, kurteis
Allah Kerim RahimAman Yarabbi!cana yakınnazik

gracious

[ˈgreɪʃəs]
A. ADJ
1. (= refined, courteous) [person, gesture, smile, letter] → gentil, cortés; [era] → refinado
by (the) gracious consent of > (frm) → por la gracia de
to be gracious enough to do sthtener la cortesía de hacer algo
he was gracious in defeat/victoryera correcto a la hora de la derrota/del triunfo
he has always been a gracious losersiempre ha sabido perder con dignidad
by gracious permission of Her Majesty the Queen (frm) → por la gracia de Su Majestad la Reina
to be gracious to sbser gentil or cortés con algn
2. (= merciful) [God] → misericordioso
3. (= elegant, comfortable) [place, building] → elegante, refinado
she loved fine clothes and gracious livingle encantaba la ropa elegante y la vida refinada
B. EXCL gracious!; good gracious (me)!¡Santo cielo!, ¡Dios mío!
"you know Jack, don't you?" - "good gracious, yes!"-conoces a Jack, ¿no? -¡por supuesto que sí!
good gracious, what does that matter!¡por amor de Dios! ¿qué importancia tiene eso?
see also goodness 5

gracious

[ˈgreɪʃəs]
adj
(= kind) → charmant(e), bienveillant(e)
(= polite) → courtois(e)
(= elegant) → plein(e) d'élégance, d'une grande élégance
(= formal) [pardon] → miséricordieux/euse
exclmon Dieu!
good gracious! → juste ciel!

gracious

adj
(form) person, manner, character (= courteous, kind)liebenswürdig; (condescendingly) → gnädig; by gracious permission of …mit der gütigen Erlaubnis (+gen); she was so gracious as to give her blessingsie war so gnädig or gütig, ihren Segen dazu zu geben; to be gracious to somebodyjdn liebenswürdig behandeln
(= elegant) lifestyle, erakultiviert, elegant; districtvornehm, elegant; gracious livingein kultivierter Lebensstil
interj (dated) good or goodness gracious (me)! (expressing surprise or interest) → ach du meine Güte!; (expressing annoyance) → um Gottes willen!; good gracious yes/noaber natürlich/nein

gracious

[ˈgreɪʃəs]
1. adj (hostess, permission) → cortese; (smile) → benevolo/a; (mansion) → di raffinata eleganza; (God) → misericordioso/a
gracious living → vita da gran signore
2. excl (good) gracious!madonna (mia)!

grace

(greis) noun
1. beauty of form or movement. The dancer's movements had very little grace.
2. a sense of what is right. At least he had the grace to leave after his dreadful behaviour.
3. a short prayer of thanks for a meal.
4. a delay allowed as a favour. You should have paid me today but I'll give you a day's grace.
5. the title of a duke, duchess or archbishop. Your/His Grace.
6. mercy. by the grace of God.
ˈgraceful adjective
having or showing beauty of form or movement. a graceful dancer.
ˈgracefully adverb
ˈgracefulness noun
ˈgracious (-ʃəs) adjective
1. kind or polite. a gracious smile.
2. (of God) merciful.
interjection
an exclamation of surprise.
ˈgraciously adverb
She smiled graciously.
ˈgraciousness noun
with (a) good/bad grace
(un)willingly. She accepted his apology with good grace.
References in classic literature ?
Well, gracious sakes, she has a nerve," he muttered as he went along the street and passed a row of vacant lots where corn grew.
He was the only being present who possessed sufficient candor to admit that he was not listening to these gracious performances for the first time that summer.
The whole amount is this; there is a fort of his majesty's on the banks of the Hudson, called Edward, in honor of his gracious highness of York, you'll know; and it is well filled with armed men, as such a work should be.
It had sometimes seemed to her that she had never been quite herself since that memorable night when she had slipped out of their sleeping-cabin, and stood alone in the gracious and commanding presence of the woods and hills.
The lines and tufts of green moss, here and there, seemed pledges of familiarity and sisterhood with Nature; as if this human dwelling-place, being of such old date, had established its prescriptive title among primeval oaks and whatever other objects, by virtue of their long continuance, have acquired a gracious right to be.
Here, too, comes his owner, cheerful, sombre, gracious or in the sulks, accordingly as his scheme of the now accomplished voyage has been realized in merchandise that will readily be turned to gold, or has buried him under a bulk of incommodities such as nobody will care to rid him of.
And yet, I say again, and swear it now, that there's something all glorious and gracious in the wind.
Clare, seating himself on a stool beside her sofa, "be gracious, and say something pretty to a fellow.
As a rule, the speech and behavior of these people were gracious and courtly; and I noticed that they were good and serious listeners when anybody was tell- ing anything -- I mean in a dog-fightless interval.
I am still his property, but he has lent me, for a time, to the most noble, the most gracious, the most excellent, her Excellency Catherine, Corporal-General Seventh Cavalry and Flag-Lieutenant Ninth Dragoons, U.
While my seared soul was steeped in the healing balm of those gracious sounds, it seemed to me that I could almost resuffer the torments which had gone before, in order to be so healed again.
The very next day after that gracious experience, while her change of style was fresh upon her and she was vain of her purified condition, her master left a couple dollars unprotected on his desk, and she happened upon that temptation when she was polishing around with a dustrag.