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Elegance vs. Grace

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Elegancenoun

Grace, refinement, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.

‘The bride was elegance personified.’;

Gracenoun

Charming, pleasing qualities.

‘The Princess brought grace to an otherwise dull and boring party.’;

Elegancenoun

Restraint and grace of style.

‘The simple dress had a quiet elegance.’;

Gracenoun

(countable) A short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.

‘It has become less common to say grace before having dinner.’;

Elegancenoun

The beauty of an idea characterized by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.

‘The proof of the theorem had a pleasing elegance.’;

Gracenoun

In the games of patience or solitaire: a special move that is normally against the rules.

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Elegancenoun

A refinement or luxury.

Gracenoun

A grace note.

Elegancenoun

The state or quality of being elegant; beauty as resulting from choice qualities and the complete absence of what deforms or impresses unpleasantly; grace given by art or practice; fine polish; refinement; - said of manners, language, style, form, architecture, etc.

‘That grace that elegance affords.’; ‘The endearing elegance of female friendship.’; ‘A trait of native elegance, seldom seen in the masculine character after childhood or early youth, was shown in the General's fondness for the sight and fragrance of flowers.’;

Gracenoun

(uncountable) Elegant movement; balance or poise.

‘The dancer moved with grace and strength.’;

Elegancenoun

That which is elegant; that which is tasteful and highly attractive.

‘The beautiful wildness of nature, without the nicer elegancies of art.’;

Gracenoun

An allowance of time granted to a debtor during which he or she is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.

‘The repayment of the loan starts after a three-year grace.’;

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Elegancenoun

a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

Gracenoun

Free and undeserved favour, especially of God; unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification, or for resisting sin.

‘I’m so grateful to God for the grace that He has given me.’;

Elegancenoun

the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner

‘a slender woman with grace and elegance’;

Gracenoun

An act or decree of the governing body of an English university.

Elegancenoun

the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness

‘the simplicity and elegance of the solution’;

Graceverb

(transitive) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.

‘He graced the room with his presence.’; ‘He graced the room by simply being there.’; ‘His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.’;

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Elegance

Elegance is beauty that shows unusual effectiveness and simplicity. Elegance is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness, particularly in visual design, decorative arts, literature, science, and the aesthetics of mathematics.

Graceverb

(transitive) To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.

Graceverb

(transitive) To supply with heavenly grace.

Graceverb

To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

Gracenoun

The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.

‘To bow and sue for graceWith suppliant knee.’;

Gracenoun

The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.

‘And if by grace, then is it no more of works.’; ‘My grace is sufficicnt for thee.’; ‘Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.’; ‘By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand.’;

Gracenoun

The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.

Gracenoun

Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.

Gracenoun

Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.

‘He is complete in feature and in mind.With all good grace to grace a gentleman.’; ‘I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.’;

Gracenoun

Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.

‘Grace in women gains the affections sooner, and secures them longer, than any thing else.’; ‘I shall answer and thank you again For the gift and the grace of the gift.’;

Gracenoun

Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.

‘The Graces love to weave the rose.’; ‘The Loves delighted, and the Graces played.’;

Gracenoun

The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.

‘How fares your Grace !’;

Gracenoun

Thanks.

‘Yielding graces and thankings to their lord Melibeus.’;

Gracenoun

A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.

Gracenoun

Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.

Gracenoun

An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.

Gracenoun

A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.

‘That day of grace fleets fast away.’; ‘The grace cup follows to his sovereign's health.’; ‘To [Queen Margaret, of Scotland] . . . we owe the custom of the grace drink, she having established it as a rule at her table, that whosoever staid till grace was said was rewarded with a bumper.’; ‘Content to do the profession some grace.’; ‘What might have been done with a good grace would at leastbe done with a bad grace.’;

Graceverb

To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.

‘Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.’; ‘We are graced with wreaths of victory.’;

Graceverb

To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.

‘He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he wouldin court.’;

Graceverb

To supply with heavenly grace.

Graceverb

To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

Gracenoun

(Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence;

‘the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin’; ‘it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church’; ‘the Virgin lived in a state of grace’;

Gracenoun

elegance and beauty of movement or expression

Gracenoun

a sense of propriety and consideration for others

Gracenoun

a disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will;

‘the victor's grace in treating the vanquished’;

Gracenoun

(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

Gracenoun

a short prayer of thanks before a meal

Gracenoun

(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God;

‘God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners’; ‘there but for the grace of God go I’;

Graceverb

make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;

‘Decorate the room for the party’; ‘beautify yourself for the special day’;

Graceverb

be beautiful to look at;

‘Flowers adorned the tables everywhere’;

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