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.
Syn: -- Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent; benignant; merciful.
adj 1: characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of
spirit; "gracious even to unexpected visitors";
"gracious living"; "he bears insult with gracious good
humor" [ant: ungracious]
2: doing or producing good [syn: beneficent, benevolent]
3: characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a
king to his subjects; "our benignant king" [syn: benignant]
4: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture" [syn: courteous,
5: disposed to bestow favors; "thanks to the gracious gods"