airs and graces

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of airs and graces

British
used to describe an overly superior or proud way of behaving.
  • She's very rich, but she doesn't give herself any airs and graces.

Word by Word Definitions

air play airs
  1. : breath

  2. : the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

  3. : a light breeze

  1. : to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing : ventilate

  2. : to expose to public view or bring to public notice

  3. : to transmit by radio or television

grace play graces
  1. : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

  2. : a virtue coming from God

  3. : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance

  1. : to confer dignity or honor on

  2. : adorn, embellish


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