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English definition of “gracious”

gracious

adjective (COMFORTABLE)    /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs/
having the qualities of great comfort , beauty , and freedom made possible by being rich : We can't afford gracious living .Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much graciously     /-li/ adverb She graciously accepted the flowers that were presented to her.Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful graciousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(Definition of gracious adjective (COMFORTABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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