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Gracious vs. Grateful

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  • Gracious (adjective)

    kind and warmly courteous

  • Gracious (adjective)

    tactful

  • Gracious (adjective)

    compassionate

  • Gracious (adjective)

    indulgent, charming and graceful

  • Gracious (adjective)

    elegant and with good taste

  • Gracious (adjective)

    benignant

  • Gracious (adjective)

    full of grace

  • Gracious (interjection)

    expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

  • Grateful (adjective)

    Appreciative; thankful.

    "I'm grateful that you helped me out."

    "I'm grateful to you for helping me out."

  • Grateful (adjective)

    Pleasing, welcome.

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  • Gracious (adjective)

    courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status

    "a gracious hostess"

    "Greig was gracious in defeat"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    showing the elegance and comfort brought by wealth or high social status

    "gracious living"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    (in Christian belief) showing divine grace

    "I am saved by God's gracious intervention on my behalf"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    a polite epithet used of royalty or their acts

    "the accession of Her present gracious Majesty"

  • Gracious (interjection)

    used to express polite surprise

    "good gracious, that was close!"

  • Grateful (adjective)

    feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received

    "I'm grateful to you for all your help"

    "she gave him a grateful smile"

  • Grateful (adjective)

    received or experienced with gratitude; welcome

    "the grateful shade"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Gracious (adjective)

    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.

  • Gracious (adjective)

    Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent.

  • Gracious (adjective)

    Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.

  • Grateful (adjective)

    Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart.

  • Grateful (adjective)

    Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gracious (adjective)

    characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit;

    "gracious even to unexpected visitors"

    "gracious living"

    "he bears insult with gracious good humor"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    doing or producing good

  • Gracious (adjective)

    characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects;

    "our benignant king"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    exhibiting courtesy and politeness;

    "a nice gesture"

  • Gracious (adjective)

    disposed to bestow favors;

    "thanks to the gracious gods"

  • Grateful (adjective)

    feeling or showing gratitude;

    "a grateful heart"

    "grateful for the tree's shade"

    "a thankful smile"

  • Grateful (adjective)

    affording comfort or pleasure;

    "the grateful warmth of the fire"

Princeton's WordNet

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