1 characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor" [ant: ungracious]
3 characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects; "our benignant king" [syn: benignant]
5 disposed to bestow favors; "thanks to the gracious gods"
- Rhymes with: -eɪʃəs
- Expressing surprise
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