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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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, his most gracious majesty. [1913 Webster] A god ready to pardon, gracious and merciful. --Neh. ix. 17. [1913 Webster] So hallowed and so gracious in the time. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent. [1913 Webster] Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . . There was not such a gracious creature born. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections. Syn: Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent; benignant; merciful. [1913 Webster]