gracious

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gracious (comparative more gracious, superlative most gracious)

  1. kind and warmly courteous
  2. tactful
  3. compassionate
  4. indulgent
  5. charming and graceful
  6. elegant and with good taste
  7. benignant

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Interjection[edit]

gracious

  1. expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.