gracious: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (grā'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.
  2. characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home.
  3. indulgent or beneficent in a pleasantly condescending way, esp. to inferiors.
  4. merciful or compassionate: our gracious king.
  5. fortunate or happy.
  1. (used as an exclamation of surprise, relief, dismay, etc.)
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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