Gracious means being kind, thoughtful and aware of others.(adjective)
An example of gracious is a host who takes good care of houseguests.
The definition of gracious is someone who is polite with people of lower social status.(adjective)
An example of gracious is the type of adult who listens patiently to a young child.
Gracious is defined as what someone says in surprise.(interjection)
An example of gracious is what a grandmother would say when a beautiful cake was brought out for her birthday.
See gracious in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L gratiosus, in favor, popular, kind < gratia: see grace
See gracious in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French gracieus
Origin: , from Latin grātiōsus
Origin: , from grātia, good will; see Grace.
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