graciousness


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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:
Noun1.graciousness - excellence of manners or social conduct
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
suaveness, suavity, blandness, smoothness - the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
ungraciousness - an offensive lack of good manners
2.graciousness - the quality of being kind and gentlegraciousness - the quality of being kind and gentle
good, goodness - moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
Translations
لَطافه، رأْفَه، تَهْذيب
laskavostmilost
høflighedvenlighed
vinsemd
cana yakınlıknezaket

graciousness

[ˈgreɪʃəsnɪs] N
1. (= refinement, courtesy) [of person] → gentileza f, cortesía f; [of gesture] → gentileza f, gracia f
graciousness in defeat/victoryla corrección a la hora de la derrota/del triunfo
2. [of God] → misericordia f
3. (= elegance, comfort) [of house, room] → elegancia f, refinamiento m

graciousness

n
Liebenswürdigkeit f(towards gegenüber); (condescending) → Gnädigkeit f
(= elegance: of lifestyle) → Kultiviertheit f

graciousness

[ˈgreɪʃəsnɪs] ngentilezza, cortesia

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 ?
Elton might be; how he was affected by the studied elegance of her dress, and her smiles of graciousness.
She could not but smile to see the graciousness of both mother and daughter towards the very person-- for Lucy was particularly distinguished--whom of all others, had they known as much as she did, they would have been most anxious to mortify; while she herself, who had comparatively no power to wound them, sat pointedly slighted by both.
I thank the king for his graciousness, and I will warm me at the fire.
In his poem called "The Little Rain", which I have (perhaps somewhat rashly) attempted, there is all the graciousness of fine rain falling upon sullen furrows, which charms the world into spring.
She performed her part indeed without much graciousness, but Mrs.
A fleet of fore-and-afters at anchor has its own slender graciousness.
What arts she employed to soothe and blind him I know not, but she succeeded both in allaying his wrath, and hoodwinking his discernment, as was soon proved by the alteration in his mien and manner; she must have managed to convince him that I neither was, nor ever had been, a rival of his, for the fortnight of fury against me terminated in a fit of exceeding graciousness and amenity, not unmixed with a dash of exulting self-complacency, more ludicrous than irritating.
Her purpose being disclosed, her well-bred ease appeared sinister, her aristocratic repose a treacherous device, her venerable graciousness a mask of unbounded contempt for all human beings whatever.
They might in fact, have borne down a great deal more than they met with, for there was little to distress them beyond the want of graciousness and warmth.
I had not a grain of complaint to make; and could anything have exceeded Miss Tita's graciousness in accompanying me a few nights before to the Piazza?
It was of dark blue crepe-de-chine, simply but becomingly made, the very richness of its folds shedding a new luster over her quiet graciousness and large proportions.
It was the hall-mark of his aristocratic birth, the natural outcropping of many generations of fine breeding, an hereditary instinct of graciousness which a lifetime of uncouth and savage training and environment could not eradicate.