Definitions for: Gracious

[adj] disposed to bestow favors; "thanks to the gracious gods"
[adj] exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
[adj] doing or producing good
[adj] characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
[adj] characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king"

Webster (1913) Definition: Gra"cious, a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See
1. 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.

A god ready to pardon, gracious and merciful. --Neh.
ix. 17.

So hallowed and so gracious in the time. --Shak.

2. Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful;

Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . .
There was not such a gracious creature born. --Shak.

3. Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the
divine influence; as, gracious affections.

Syn: Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent;
benignant; merciful.

Synonyms: beneficent, benevolent, benignant, courteous, elegant, good, graceful, kind, merciful, nice, polite, propitious, refined, urbane

Antonyms: ungracious

See Also: friendly

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