graciousness graciousness  /ˈɡreɪ ʃəs nəs/


  1. (n) excellence of manners or social conduct
  2. (n) the quality of being kind and gentle



  1. The woman I witnessed five years ago, with her graciousness, care and attention to detail, is the same woman I visited in the White House in February.
  2. The Democrats are having trouble with graciousness these days.
  3. While some still exhibit traditional Chinese graciousness, there are many more who shout obscenities at foreigners as they walk the streets.



  1. "I've been struck by his wisdom and his graciousness," Obama said, praising the long friendship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, the regional economic and political powerhouse.
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Nobody can bring me home except Their Majesties' graciousness or the will of the people," Mr Thaksin said in a 10-minute telephone call from Hong Kong to tens of thousands of supporters in red shirts at a Bangkok stadium.
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Thaksin Shinawatra Source: ABC Online

  3. Texas Governor Rick Perry called Connally "the epitome of graciousness."
    on Sep 2, 2006 By: Rick Perry Source: International Herald Tribune

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