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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gracious  \Gra"cious\,  a.  [F.  gracieux  L.  gratiosus  See 
  {Grace}.] 
  1.  Abounding  in  grace  or  mercy;  manifesting  love,.  or 
  bestowing  mercy;  characterized  by  grace;  beneficent; 
  merciful;  disposed  to  show  kindness  or  favor; 
  condescending;  as  his  most  gracious  majesty. 
 
  A  god  ready  to  pardon,  gracious  and  merciful.  --Neh. 
  ix  17. 
 
  So  hallowed  and  so  gracious  in  the  time.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Abounding  in  beauty,  loveliness,  or  amiability;  graceful; 
  excellent. 
 
  Since  the  birth  of  Cain,  the  first  male  child,  .  .  . 
  There  was  not  such  a  gracious  creature  born.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Produced  by  divine  grace;  influenced  or  controlled  by  the 
  divine  influence;  as  gracious  affections. 
 
  Syn:  Favorable;  kind  benevolent;  friendly;  beneficent; 
  benignant;  merciful. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gracious 
  adj  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}] 
  2:  doing  or  producing  good  [syn:  {beneficent},  {benevolent}] 
  3:  characterized  by  kindness  and  warm  courtesy  especially  of  a 
  king  to  his  subjects;  "our  benignant  king"  [syn:  {benignant}] 
  4:  exhibiting  courtesy  and  politeness;  "a  nice  gesture"  [syn:  {courteous}, 
  {nice}] 
  5:  disposed  to  bestow  favors;  "thanks  to  the  gracious  gods" 




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