gracious gracious  /ˈɡreɪ ʃəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
  2. (adj) characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
  3. (adj) exhibiting courtesy and politeness
  4. (adj) disposed to bestow favors

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Obama was honored to finally meet the First Lady, who was a gracious hostess.

News

  1. Curley "Boo" gearing up for next Skills for Life hoops camp

    Curley “Boo” Johnson has traveled all over the world, and he lives in Arizona, but he can’t stop returning to his home town. “Number one,” Johnson says, “I’m from here. Two, Peoria has been over-the-top gracious to me, and also to my father. And three, man, they named a street after me here.”
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Lake of the Woods Defeats Pacific Swim Team

    It was more than just being gracious hosts.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Missourian

  3. T cop wounded in marathon manhunt goes home

    In what has become a solemn marathon ritual, another victim left the hospital yesterday to gracious applause. This time it was MBTA Officer Richard Donohue, who bid Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown goodbye. “I am here on a couple of crutches,” said Donohue, who was severely injured in a standoff on April 19 with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. “I can take a few steps on my ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. Sanford said his wife "has been more than gracious these last six months and gone above and beyond in her patience and commitment to put the needs of others in front of her own."
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: Charleston Post Courier

  2. Obama "was very gracious," said Feinstein, who had supported Clinton during the primaries. "He said he would go wherever, whenever Senator Clinton wanted."
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: 680 News

  3. In a statement released earlier in the day, Marie Osmond said, "As his mother, I couldn't be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Marie Osmond Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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