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 ?
Her hot cheeks cooled a trifle, and she drew a long breath as the pretty glass plates went round, and everyone looked graciously at the little rosy islands floating in a sea of cream.
We'll be impatient until you return with the tickets," said Christie graciously.
Thus parted the old man and the rosy girl; and Phoebe took the wings of the morning, and was soon flitting almost as rapidly away as if endowed with the aerial locomotion of the angels to whom Uncle Venner had so graciously compared her.
the lady of his heart was his partner in the dance, and smiling graciously in reply to all his amorous oglings; while Brom Bones, sorely smitten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by himself in one corner.
She therefore graciously smiled, assented, chatted familiarly, and did all she could to make time pass imperceptibly.
But also by the grace of his manner, and fine conversation he knew to win the Queen, and she graciously accorded him a second dance for which he begged, a third, and a fourth, as well as others were not refused him.
Not for the world," said Emma, smiling graciously, "would I advise you either way.
You see she is yet young; you observe she possesses the ordinary form of childhood; God has graciously given her the shape that He has given to all of us; no signal deformity points her out as a marked character.
The example thus set by the master of the house was followed at once by the family -- with the solitary exception of Norah, whose incurable formality and reserve expressed themselves, not too graciously, in her distant manner toward the visitor.
Forgive my curiosity; do you, under your new philosophy, graciously intend to live?
She asked me and Joe whether we supposed she was door-mats under our feet, and how we dared to use her so, and what company we graciously thought she was fit for?
Her imperial majesty was pleased to smile very graciously upon me, and gave me out of the window her hand to kiss.