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Meaning of GRACIOUS

Pronunciation:  'greyshus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  disposed to bestow favors; "thanks to the gracious gods"
  2. [adj]  exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
  3. [adj]  doing or producing good
  4. [adj]  characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
  5. [adj]  characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king"

GRACIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: beneficent, benevolent, benignant, courteous, elegant, good, graceful, kind, merciful, nice, polite, propitious, refined, urbane
 Antonyms: ungracious
 See Also: friendly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gra"cious\, a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See
1. Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love,. or
   bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent;
   merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor;
   condescending; as, his most gracious majesty.

         A god ready to pardon, gracious and merciful. --Neh.
                                               ix. 17.

         So hallowed and so gracious in the time. --Shak.

2. Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful;

         Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . .
         There was not such a gracious creature born. --Shak.

3. Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the
   divine influence; as, gracious affections.

Syn: Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent;
     benignant; merciful.

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