HyperDic: gracious

English > 4 senses of the word gracious:
ADJECTIVEallgraciouscharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit
allgracious, benignantcharacterized by kindness / kindness and warm / warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
allgracious, courteous, niceexhibiting courtesy and politeness / politeness
allgraciousdisposed to bestow favors
gracious > pronunciation
Soundsgrey'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > gracious: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by charm, good taste, and generosity / generosity of spirit.
Examples
  • "gracious even to unexpected visitors"
  • "gracious living"
  • "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
Narrowerelegant, graceful, refinedSuggesting taste, ease, and wealth
merciful(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
See alsofriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
refined(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
Oppositeungraciouslacking charm and good taste
Spanishgracioso
Nounsgraceelegance and beauty of movement or expression
graciousnessexcellence of manners or social conduct
Adverbsgraciouslyin a gracious or graceful manner
English > gracious: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by kindness / kindness and warm / warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects.
Synonymbenignant
BroaderkindHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature
Spanishbenigno
Nounsgracea disposition to kindness and compassion
graciousnessthe quality of being kind and gentle
English > gracious: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExhibiting courtesy and politeness / politeness.
Synonymscourteous, nice
Broaderpoliteshowing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
Spanishcortés
Nounsgracea sense of propriety and consideration for others
graciousnessexcellence of manners or social conduct
English > gracious: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningdisposed to bestow favors.
Example"thanks to the gracious gods"
BroaderpropitiousPresenting favorable circumstances
Spanishamable
Catalanamable
Nounsgraciousnessthe quality of being kind and gentle

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