Gra"cious (?), a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See Grace.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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