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characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
"gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
"our benignant king"
courteous, gracious, niceadjective
exhibiting courtesy and politeness
"a nice gesture"
disposed to bestow favors
"thanks to the gracious gods"
kind and warmly courteous
charming and graceful
elegant and with good taste
expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gracieux, French.
Common sense and reason could not but tell them, that the good and gracious God could not be pleased, nor consequently worshipped, with any thing barbarous or cruel. Robert South, Serm.
To be good and gracious, and a lover of knowledge, are two of the most amiable things. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them. 2 Kings xiii. 23.
From now reveal
A gracious beam of light; from now inspire
My tongue to sing, my hand to touch the lyre. Matthew Prior.
Doctrine is much more profitable and gracious by example than by rule. Edmund Spenser.
He made us gracious before the kings of Persia, so that they gave us food. 1 Esdr. viii. 80.
Goring, who was now general of the horse, was no more gracious to prince Rupert than Wilmot had been. Edward Hyde.
Kings are no less unhappy, their issue not being gracious, than they are in losing them when they have approved their virtues. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
The grievous abuse which hath been of counsels, should rather cause men to study how so gracious a thing may again be reduced to that first perfection. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.
Our womens names are more gracious than their Rutilia, that is, red head. William Camden.
Gracious was a British progressive rock band that existed from 1967 to 1971 and released three studio albums: Gracious! (1970, Vertigo/Capitol), This Is... (1972, Philips), and Echo (1996).
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
abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent
produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections
The numerical value of Gracious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Gracious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Gracious in a Sentence
Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.
God was gracious enough to give me a baby girl (his daughter Bodhi with Etheredge) in the last two months, you know, after losing one.
I think they were very kind, very gracious, very nice, very supportive, and I appreciated that.
May the gods grant you all things which your heart desires, and may they give you a husband and a home and gracious concord, for there is nothing greater and better than this -when a husband and wife keep a household in oneness of mind, a great woe to their enemies and joy to their friends, and win high renown.
I just thought that was so cool to show her that the world can be a little more gracious than the walls of high school.
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