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English definition of “gracious”

gracious

exclamation     /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!Expressions of surprise
(Definition of gracious exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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