One entry found for gracious.
Main Entry: gra·cious
Etymology: Middle English gracious "having received divine grace," from early French gracieus (same meaning), from Latin gratiosus "enjoying favor, agreeable," from gratia "favor, thanks," from gratus "pleasing, agreeable, thankful" --related to GRACE, GRATITUDE 1: marked by kindness and courtesy 2: pleasing or attractive in motion or form <gracious ballet steps> 3: characterized by charm, good taste, and politeness <gracious living> - gra·cious·lyadverb - gra·cious·nessnoun synonymsGRACIOUS, CORDIAL, AFFABLE, GENIAL mean very pleasant and relaxed in social situations. GRACIOUS suggests courtesy and kindly consideration <a gracious host makes his guests feel comfortable>. CORDIAL stresses warmth and heartiness <the cordial innkeeper welcomed us>. AFFABLE suggests ease and readiness in responding pleasantly to conversation or requests <a principal who is affable and friendly>. GENIAL stresses cheerfulness and even joyfulness <a genial woman with a nice sense of humor>.