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Meaning of “gracious” in the English Dictionary

"gracious" in British English

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graciousadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs/
  • gracious adjective (COMFORTABLE)

having the ​qualities of ​greatcomfort, ​beauty, and ​freedom made ​possible by being ​rich: We can't ​afford gracious living.
graciously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She graciously ​accepted the ​flowers that were ​presented to her.
graciousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

graciousexclamation

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs/ old-fashioned
(Definition of gracious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gracious" in American English

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graciousadjective

 us   /ˈɡreɪ·ʃəs/
  • gracious adjective (PLEASANT)

pleasant, ​kind, and ​polite: You’re a gracious ​host.
  • gracious adjective (COMFORTABLE)

having the ​qualitiesgreatcomfort and ​luxury made ​possible by ​wealth: He was used to gracious ​living.

graciousexclamation

 us   /ˈɡreɪ·ʃəs/ dated
  • gracious exclamation (SURPRISE)

used to ​expresssurprise or to ​emphasize what is being said: My ​goodness gracious, that was a ​hugerepairbill.
(Definition of gracious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gracious”
in Arabic لَطيف…
in Korean 품위 있는…
in Portuguese amável…
in Catalan amable…
in Japanese 感じのよい, 礼儀正しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人愉快的, 慈祥的, 和蔼的…
in Turkish asil, nazik, sakin…
in Russian любезный, вежливый, изобильный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人愉快的, 慈祥的, 和藹的…
in Italian benevolo…
in Polish uprzejmy, wytworny…
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