English dictionary

gracious meaning and definition

GRACIOUS adjective

Definition of gracious (adjective)

  1. characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
    • "gracious even to unexpected visitors"; "gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good humor"
    • antonym: ungracious
  2. characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
  3. exhibiting courtesy and politeness
  4. disposed to bestow favors
    • "thanks to the gracious gods"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet