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grace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grace

  1. 1 an act of kind assistance in Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables, Jean Valjean's decision to go to jail for the man mistaken for him is a grace that goes beyond thanks Synonyms of grace benevolence, boon, courtesy, favor, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turnWords Related to grace dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms of grace hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  2. 2 dignified or restrained beauty of form, appearance, or style a beautiful actress who was the epitome of grace during her too-brief career Synonyms of grace class, classiness, courtliness, elegancy, fineness, elegance, gracefulness, handsomeness, majesty, refinement, statelinessWords Related to grace augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, glory, grandeur, grandness, lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, magnificence, nobility, nobleness, opulence, ornateness, plushiness, plushness, resplendence, resplendency, richness, splendor, sumptuousness; artfulness, chic, polish, sophistication, taste, tastefulness; choiceness, classicism, dignity, exquisiteness, restraint, simplicity; affectedness, grandiosity, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pretentiousness, showinessNear Antonyms of grace coarseness, crudeness, flamboyance, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, grotesqueness, grotesquerie (also grotesquery), kitsch, tastelessness, tawdriness, vulgarityAntonyms of grace gracelessness, inelegance

  3. 3 a quality that gives something special worth as if taste were not enough, red wine has the added grace of being healthy for the heart Synonyms of grace cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, excellence, merit, value, virtueWords Related to grace advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms of grace blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms of grace deficiency, demerit, disvalue

Synonym Discussion of grace

mercy, charity, clemency, grace, leniency mean a disposition to show kindness or compassion. mercy implies compassion that forbears punishing even when justice demands it.
    • threw himself on the mercy of the court
charity stresses benevolence and goodwill shown in broad understanding and tolerance of others.
    • show a little charity for the less fortunate
clemency implies a mild or merciful disposition in one having the power or duty of punishing.
    • the judge refused to show clemency
grace implies a benign attitude and a willingness to grant favors or make concessions.
    • by the grace of God
leniency implies lack of severity in punishing.
    • criticized the courts for excessive leniency

grace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grace

  1. to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming I hope that you will grace our gathering with your presence Synonyms of grace adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, do, doll up, do up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), decorate, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trimWords Related to grace accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redoNear Antonyms of grace simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglifyAntonyms of grace blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil



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