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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 ?
Your gracious lady, Whose beauty is a lamp that pales the stars And robs Diana's quiver of her beams Has welcomed me with such sweet courtesies That if it be her pleasure, and your own, I will come often to your simple house.
Simone, Your reckless tongue needs curbing; and besides, You do forget this gracious lady here Whose delicate ears are surely not attuned To such coarse music.
Ladies and gentlemen and beasts," he said, "I beg to announce that our Gracious Ruler has permitted me to obey the commands of the great Sorceress, Glinda the Good, whose humble Assistant I am proud to be.
As for the Patchwork Girl," resumed the Wizard, "she is so remarkable in appearance, and so clever and good tempered, that our Gracious Ruler intends to preserve her carefully, as one of the curiosities of the curious Land of Oz.
The son said: 'Most gracious father, I will show her to you in the form of a beautiful flower,' and he thrust his hand into his pocket and brought forth the pink, and placed it on the royal table, and it was so beautiful that the king had never seen one to equal it.
But when she was led in she ate nothing, and said: 'The gracious and merciful God who has supported me in the tower, will soon set me free.
8) Be gracious, Hephaestus, and grant me success and prosperity!
A messenger was despatched half a day's journey before us, to give the king notice of my approach, and to desire, "that his majesty would please to appoint a day and hour, when it would by his gracious pleasure that I might have the honour to lick the dust before his footstool.
I grieve that my waning strength prevents rejoicing in the sight of your most gracious presence.
Then, besides other qualities, we must try to find a naturally well-proportioned and gracious mind, which will move spontaneously towards the true being of everything.
The fact is all we need care for here; and the fact is, that she suddenly checked herself, and with several gracious smiles upon Mr.
Quasimodo was too deaf to hear all these gracious things, and Claude was too dreamy.