- having or showing kindness, courtesy, charm, etc.
- merciful; compassionate
- indulgent or polite to those held to be inferiors
- characterized by the taste, luxury, and social ease associated with prosperity, education, etc.: gracious living
- Archaic having pleasing qualities; attractive
Origin of graciousMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin gratiosus, in favor, popular, kind from gratia: see grace