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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/livingWealthiness and wealthy
Good/Goodness gracious! used to express polite surpriseInterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsExpressions of surprise
graciously adverb
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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