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gra·cious / ˈgrāshəs/ • adj. 1. courteous, kind, and pleasant: smiling and gracious in defeat. ∎  pleasantly indulgent, esp. toward an inferior. ∎  elegant and tasteful, esp. as exhibiting wealth or high social status: the British painter specialized in gracious Victorian interiors gracious living. 2. (in Christian belief) showing divine grace: I am saved by God's gracious intervention on my behalf. 3. Brit. a polite epithet used of royalty or their acts: the accession of Her present gracious Majesty. • interj. expressing polite surprise. DERIVATIVES: gra·cious·ly adv. gra·cious·ness n.

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