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English adjective: gracious

1. gracious characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit


SamplesGracious even to unexpected visitors.
Gracious living.
He bears insult with gracious good humor.


Similarelegant, graceful, merciful, refined


See alsofriendly, refined


Antonymsungracious

2. gracious characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects


SamplesOur benignant king.


Synonymsbenignant


Similarkind


Antonymsunkind

3. gracious exhibiting courtesy and politeness


SamplesA nice gesture.


Synonymscourteous, nice


Similarpolite


Antonymsimpolite

4. gracious disposed to bestow favors


SamplesThanks to the gracious gods.


Similarpropitious


Antonymsunpropitious









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