Definition of gracious
- a gracious host
Thank you for your gracious hospitality.
The magazine promotes gracious living.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: very polite in a way that shows respect
: having or showing the attractive things (such as charm, good taste, and comfort) that are associated with having a lot of money
—used as an interjection to express mild surprise or for emphasis
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