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gracious

gra·cious

gracious

 
pronunciation:
greI shs
parts of speech:
adjective, interjection
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined to do what is polite, kind, right, or considerate.
a gracious host
synonyms:
considerate, courteous, kind, obliging, polite, well-mannered
antonyms:
rude, ungracious
similar words:
chivalrous, generous, genteel, hospitable, liberal, magnanimous, nice, proper, tactful
definition 2: elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.
a gracious ballroom
synonyms:
elegant, tasteful, urbane
antonyms:
garish, tacky, tasteless, vulgar
similar words:
chivalrous, cultured, dignified, polished, refined, sophisticated, stately
definition 3: having great compassion; merciful.
synonyms:
compassionate, merciful
antonyms:
cruel
similar words:
charitable, clement, forgiving, good, kind, magnanimous, sympathetic
definition 4: polite or indulgent to those of lower rank, education, or position.
synonyms:
charitable, courteous, kind, polite, sympathetic
similar words:
indulgent, liberal, magnanimous, tactful, tolerant, understanding
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part of speech: interjection
definition: used to express surprise, relief, or the like.
Gracious! I'm glad he stayed at home.
synonyms:
gee, goodness, gosh, heavens, wow
similar words:
boy, hey
derivations: graciously (adv.), graciousness (n.)
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