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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME < OFr < L gratiosus, in favor, popular, kind < gratia: see grace
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- Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy.
- Characterized by tact and propriety: responded to the insult with gracious humor.
- Of a merciful or compassionate nature.
- Condescendingly courteous; indulgent.
- Characterized by charm or beauty; graceful.
- Characterized by elegance and good taste: gracious living.
- Archaic Enjoying favor or grace; acceptable or pleasing.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French gracieus, from Latin grātiōsus, from grātia, good will; see Grace .
- graˈcious·ly adverb
- graˈcious·ness noun