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English definition of “gracious”

gracious

adjective  /ˈɡreɪ·ʃəs/ us  

gracious adjective (PLEASANT)

pleasant, kind, and polite: You’re a gracious host.

gracious adjective (COMFORTABLE)

having the qualities great comfort and luxury made possible by wealth: He was used to gracious living.

gracious

exclamation  /ˈɡreɪ·ʃəs/ dated us  

gracious exclamation (SURPRISE)

used to express surprise or to emphasize what is being said: My goodness gracious, that was a huge repair bill.
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