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Related to graciousness: succinct, meant, peckish, commencing


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.
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.
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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"
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[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
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Liebenswürdigkeit f(towards gegenüber); (condescending) → Gnädigkeit f
(= elegance: of lifestyle) → Kultiviertheit f
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[ˈgreɪʃəsnɪs] ngentilezza, cortesia
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(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Thy graciousness and over-graciousness, is it which will not complain and weep: and yet, O my soul, longeth thy smiling for tears, and thy trembling mouth for sobs.
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.
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.
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.
She performed her part indeed without much graciousness, but Mrs.
A fleet of fore-and-afters at anchor has its own slender graciousness. The setting of their sails resembles more than anything else the unfolding of a bird's wings; the facility of their evolutions is a pleasure to the eye.
Painters were cast off, and in the sternsheets of each boat solitary white men were standing up, heads bared in graciousness of conduct to the furnace-stab of the tropic sun, as they waved additional and final farewells.
Rawdon Crawley received George Osborne with great frankness and graciousness: praised his play at billiards: asked him when he would have his revenge: was interested about Osborne's regiment: and would have proposed piquet to him that very evening, but Miss Crawley absolutely forbade any gambling in her house; so that the young Lieutenant's purse was not lightened by his gallant patron, for that day at least.
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.
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.
And with these words, pronounced with the most affectionate graciousness of manner, the captain took leave of Fouquet in order to wait upon the king.
The graciousness of her manner was perceptibly abated.