Gracious

Definition of Gracious

Gra´cious   Pronunciation: grā´shŭs
a.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.

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