Pronunciation: (grā'shus), [key]
1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.
2. characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home.
3. indulgent or beneficent in a pleasantly condescending way, esp. to inferiors.
4. merciful or compassionate: our gracious king.
5. Obs.fortunate or happy.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, relief, dismay, etc.)
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