graciously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.graciously - in a gracious or graceful manner; "he did not have a chance to grow up graciously"
gracelessly, ungracefully, ungraciously, woodenly - without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
Translations
بِلطافَه، بِتهْذيب، بِشَفَقَه
laskavě
vinsamlega
ljubeznivo
nezaketle

graciously

[ˈgreɪʃəslɪ] ADV [wave, smile] → gentilmente, cortésmente; [accept] → gentilmente; [live] → con refinamiento
she has graciously consented to be my wife (frm) → ha tenido la gentileza de aceptar mi propuesta de matrimonio
His Royal Highness has graciously consented to our proposal (frm) → Su Alteza se ha dignado aceptar nuestra propuesta

graciously

[ˈgreɪʃəsli] adv (= politely) → courtoisement

graciously

advliebenswürdig; (= condescendingly)gnädigerweise

graciously

[ˈgreɪʃəslɪ] adv (see adj) → cortesemente, benevolmente, in modo raffinato ed elegante, misericordiosamente

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 ?
The result was that the Historian begged so hard to be told the latest news of Oz, so that he could write it down for the children to read, that Dorothy asked permission of Ozma and Ozma graciously consented.
Early the next morning we accordingly set out, and when we reached the capital I was graciously received by the king, to whom I related my adventures, upon which he ordered that I should be well cared for and provided with such things as I needed.
Fouquet held the stirrup of the king, who, having dismounted, bowed most graciously, and more graciously still held out his hand to him, which Fouquet, in spite of a slight resistance on the king's part, carried respectfully to his lips.
said my Lady, graciously smiling on that high official.
When, after an absence, the Wizard returned to the Land of Oz, Ozma received him graciously and gave him a home in a part of the palace.
And he smiled most graciously, and looked closely at the empty looms; for on no account would he say that he could not see what two of the officers of his court had praised so much.
For Tahiti is smiling and friendly; it is like a lovely woman graciously prodigal of her charm and beauty; and nothing can be more conciliatory than the entrance into the harbour at Papeete.
And it is well that nature has so graciously and abundantly lighted the Martian night, for the green men of Mars, being a nomadic race without high intellectual development, have but crude means for artificial lighting; depending principally upon torches, a kind of candle, and a peculiar oil lamp which generates a gas and burns without a wick.
She had been graciously pleased to approve of both of the discourses which he had already had the honour of preaching before her.
I graciously promised that I would, but could not help observing that the unsimpathetic Baronet offered it more on account of my being the Widow of Edward than in being the refined and amiable Laura.
If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them, with trifles and gingles, but use them justly and graciously, with sufficient guard nevertheless; and do not win their favor, by helping them to invade their enemies, but for their defence it is not amiss; and send oft of them, over to the country that plants, that they may see a better condition than their own, and commend it when they return.
The king took the gift very graciously, and said he knew not what to give in return more valuable and wonderful than the great turnip; so the soldier was forced to put it into a cart, and drag it home with him.