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  • 1 Gracious — Жанры Прогрессивный рок Годы 1964 1971, с 1995 Страна …

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  • 2 Gracious — Gra cious (gr[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See {Grace}.] 1. Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love, or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Gracious! — was a British progressive rock band. It was formed at late 1960 s and recorded first unreleased album in 1968. Vertigo relased their album Gracious! in 1970 and Philips relased album This is...Gracious!! 1971. Songs of these albums were written… …

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  • 4 gracious — gracious, cordial, affable, genial, sociable are used to describe persons or their words or acts who or which are markedly pleasant and easy in social intercourse. Gracious implies kindliness and courtesy especially to inferiors. When it carries… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 gracious — c.1300, filled with God s grace, from O.Fr. gracios courteous, pleasing, kind, friendly (12c., Mod.Fr. gracieux), from L. gratiosus enjoying favor, agreeable, obliging; popular, acceptable, from gratia (see GRACE (Cf. grace)). Meaning merciful,… …

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  • 6 gracious — [grā′shəs] adj. [ME < OFr < L gratiosus, in favor, popular, kind < gratia: see GRACE] 1. having or showing kindness, courtesy, charm, etc. 2. merciful; compassionate 3. indulgent or polite to those held to be inferiors 4. characterized… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 gracious — index benevolent, charitable (benevolent), charitable (lenient), civil (polite), favorable (expressing approval) …

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  • 8 gracious — [adj] kind, giving accommodating, affable, amiable, amicable, approachable, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, big hearted, bland, bonhomous, charitable, chivalrous, civil, compassionate, complaisant, congenial, considerate, cordial,… …

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  • 9 gracious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) courteous, kind, and pleasant. 2) showing the elegance and comfort associated with high social status or wealth. 3) (in Christian belief) showing divine grace. ► EXCLAMATION ▪ expressing polite surprise. DERIVATIVES graciously… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 gracious — gra|cious [ˈgreıʃəs] adj 1.) behaving in a polite, kind, and generous way, especially to people of a lower rank ▪ Sibyl was the most gracious, helpful, and generous person to work with. ▪ a gracious apology 2.) having the kind of expensive style …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 gracious — adj. 1) gracious to, towards (she is gracious to all) 2) gracious to + inf. (it was gracious of him to make the offer; she was gracious enough to introduce me to them) * * * [ greɪʃəs] towards (she is gracious to all) gracious to gracious to +… …

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  • 12 gracious — [[t]gre͟ɪʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone, especially someone you think is superior to you, as gracious, you mean that they are very well mannered and pleasant. [FORMAL] She is a lovely and gracious woman. Syn: courteous 2) ADJ… …

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  • 13 gracious — graceful, gracious Both words are derived from Latin gratia meaning ‘the quality of being pleasing’, but their meanings are different. Graceful means ‘having or showing grace or elegance’ and is generally used of physical appearance and movement… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 gracious — I UK [ˈɡreɪʃəs] / US adjective 1) showing kindness and good manners He was gracious enough to invite us to his home. 2) gracious living and gracious buildings show a style of living enjoyed by people who have enough money to buy beautiful things… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 gracious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French gracieus, from Latin gratiosus enjoying favor, agreeable, from gratia Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete godly b. archaic pleasing, acceptable 2. a …

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  • 16 gracious — gra|cious1 [ greıʃəs ] adjective 1. ) showing kindness and good manners: He was gracious enough to invite us to his home. 2. ) gracious living and gracious buildings show a style of living enjoyed by people who have enough money to buy beautiful… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 gracious! — interjection old fashioned used to express surprise or to emphasize yes or no : good gracious!/gracious me!/goodness gracious!: Good gracious! What have you done to your hair? | “You aren t disappointed are you?” “Good gracious, no, of course not …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 gracious — graciously, adv. graciousness, graciosity /gray shee os i tee/, n. /gray sheuhs/, adj. 1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous. 2. characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home. 3.… …

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  • 19 gracious — adjective 1 behaving in a polite, kind, and generous way, especially to people of a lower class: Thank you for your gracious hospitality. 2 having the kind of expensive style, comfort, and beauty that only rich people can afford: gracious… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 gracious — adjective 1) a gracious hostess Syn: courteous, polite, civil, chivalrous, well mannered, mannerly, decorous; tactful, diplomatic; kind, benevolent, considerate, thoughtful, obliging, accommodating, indulgent, magnanimous …

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