Gracious meaning

grāshəs
Gracious means being kind, thoughtful and aware of others.

An example of gracious is a host who takes good care of houseguests.

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Characterized by elegance and good taste.

Gracious living.

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The definition of gracious is someone who is polite with people of lower social status.

An example of gracious is the type of adult who listens patiently to a young child.

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Merciful; compassionate.
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Used to express surprise or mild emotion.
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Having or showing kindness, courtesy, charm, etc.
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Indulgent or polite to those held to be inferiors.
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Characterized by the taste, luxury, and social ease associated with prosperity, education, etc.

Gracious living.

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(archaic) Having pleasing qualities; attractive.
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Used to express surprise or dismay.
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Elegant and with good taste.
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Gracious is defined as what someone says in surprise.

An example of gracious is what a grandmother would say when a beautiful cake was brought out for her birthday.

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Merciful or compassionate. Used especially of God in Christianity and Islam.
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(archaic) Enjoying favor or grace; acceptable or pleasing.
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Origin of gracious

  • Middle English from Old French gracieus from Latin grātiōsus from grātia good will grace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French gracieus, from Latin gratiosus, from gratia (“esteem,favor”). See grace . Displaced native Old English hold (“gracious”).

    From Wiktionary