- Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love, or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as, his most gracious majesty."A god ready to pardon, gracious and merciful." [Neh. ix. 17.]"So hallowed and so gracious in the time." [Shak.]
- Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent."Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . . There was not such a gracious creature born." [Shak.]
- Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.synonyms: Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent; benignant; merciful.
Etymology: F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See Grace