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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gra·cious /ˈgreʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gra·cious 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.
 Syn: -- Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent; benignant; merciful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"