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English definition of “gracious”

gracious

adjective     /ˈɡreɪʃəs/
PLEASANT behaving in a pleasant , polite , calm way: He was gracious enough to thank me.Virtue and moral goodKind and thoughtful
COMFORTABLE comfortable and with a good appearance and quality : gracious homes / living Wealthiness and wealthy
Good/Goodness gracious! used to express polite surprise InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsExpressions of surprise
graciously adverb
(Definition of gracious adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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