gracious ADJECTIVE 1) courteous, kind, and pleasant. 2) showing the elegance and comfort associated with high social status or wealth. 3) (in Christian belief) showing divine grace.
EXCLAMATION expressing polite surprise.
DERIVATIVES graciously adverb graciousness noun.

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  • Graciously — Gra cious*ly, adv. 1. In a gracious manner; courteously; benignantly. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Fortunately; luckily. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graciously — index readily Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • graciously — c.1300, by God s grace, from GRACIOUS (Cf. gracious) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning favorably, with good will is late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • graciously — adv. Graciously is used with these verbs: ↑accept, ↑agree, ↑consent, ↑invite, ↑offer, ↑thank, ↑volunteer …   Collocations dictionary

  • graciously — adverb in a gracious or graceful manner (Freq. 1) he did not have a chance to grow up graciously • Syn: ↑gracefully • Ant: ↑ungracefully (for: ↑gracefully), ↑ungracious …   Useful english dictionary

  • graciously — adverb see gracious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graciously — See gracious. * * * …   Universalium

  • graciously — adverb /ˈɡreɪʃəslɨ/ In a gracious manner; with grace and courtesy. See Also: grace, gracious, graciousness …   Wiktionary

  • graciously — Synonyms and related words: accommodatingly, affably, agreeably, amiably, amicably, attentively, bigheartedly, blissfully, bonhomously, bounteously, bountifully, cheerfully, chivalrously, civilly, complacently, complaisantly, cordially,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • graciously — adv. courteously; pleasantly; compassionately; kindly …   English contemporary dictionary

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