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ˈgreɪ ʃəsgra·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graciousadjective

    characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit

    "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

  2. benignant, graciousadjective

    characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

    "our benignant king"

  3. courteous, gracious, niceadjective

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness

    "a nice gesture"

  4. graciousadjective

    disposed to bestow favors

    "thanks to the gracious gods"

Wiktionary

  1. graciousadjective

    kind and warmly courteous

  2. graciousadjective

    tactful

  3. graciousadjective

    compassionate

  4. graciousadjective

    indulgent

  5. graciousadjective

    charming and graceful

  6. graciousadjective

    elegant and with good taste

  7. graciousinterjection

    expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graciousadjective

    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

  2. Graciousadjective

    abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent

  3. Graciousadjective

    produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gracious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gracious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of gracious in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Collins:

    I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later, i apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious. But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.

  2. Helen Keller:

    Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

  3. Deborah Moore:

    Dad taught me to always be appreciative of what you have, in fact, he would never say no to anyone who asked for an autograph. Even if it was at the most inconvenient moment, he ’d be so gracious and say yes. I remember he once said, ‘ These are the people who put me here ’ and that’s why he did it. He also taught me that it’s so easy to be kind and so hard to be unkind, because he always had so much love and respect for other people. He was such a good man.

  4. Georgia Baptist Children:

    Johnny Jennings is one of the most gracious individuals I have ever met. I have always admired his quiet, humble spirit, his commitment to helping others and most of all, his love for the children in our care, we are so blessed to have someone of his character dedicated to serving our ministry.

  5. Diane Gottsman:

    A gracious guest is not going to make another guest feel uncomfortable. And a gracious host and a good host will never want their guest to feel uncomfortable by making them feel uncomfortable for not eating.

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