Gracious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡreɪʃəs|  American pronunciation of the word gracious
Brit.  |ˈɡreɪʃəs|  British pronunciation of the word gracious

adjective

- characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects (syn: benignant)
- exhibiting courtesy and politeness (syn: courteous, nice)
- disposed to bestow favors

thanks to the gracious gods

Examples

Thank you for your gracious hospitality.

The magazine promotes gracious living.

She is gracious to all.

Sibyl was the most gracious, helpful, and generous person to work with.

God was so gracious to / towards us!

...the operator of the inn is the very epitome of the genial and gracious boniface...

...a novel about the dashing cavaliers and gracious ladies of the South before the Civil War...

Good gracious! What on earth has happened to your feet?

'Did you ever go back?' 'Good gracious, no.'

tended to romanticize and exaggerate this 'gracious Old South' imagery

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