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gracious

adjective uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs/

gracious adjective (PLEASANT)

behaving in a pleasant, polite, calm way: a gracious smile He was gracious enough to thank me. The losing team were gracious in defeat.

gracious adjective (COMFORTABLE)

having the qualities of great comfort, 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/

gracious

exclamation uk   us   /ˈɡreɪ.ʃəs/ old-fashioned
used to express surprise or to emphasize what is being said: Gracious (me)/Good gracious (me), I never thought he'd do that!
Translations of “gracious”
in Korean 품위 있는…
in Arabic لَطيف…
in Portuguese amável…
in Catalan amable…
in Japanese 感じのよい, 礼儀正しい…
in Italian benevolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人愉快的, 慈祥的, 和藹的…
in Russian любезный, вежливый, изобильный…
in Turkish asil, nazik, sakin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人愉快的, 慈祥的, 和蔼的…
in Polish uprzejmy, wytworny…
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