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Gracious vs. Grateful

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Graciousadjective

kind and warmly courteous

Gratefuladjective

Appreciative; thankful.

‘I'm grateful that you helped me out.’; ‘I'm grateful to you for helping me out.’;

Graciousadjective

tactful

Gratefuladjective

(obsolete) Pleasing, welcome.

Graciousadjective

compassionate

Gratefuladjective

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.

‘A grateful mindBy owing, owes not, but still pays.’;

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Graciousadjective

indulgent, charming and graceful

Gratefuladjective

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

‘Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine,And grateful clusters swell.’;

Graciousadjective

elegant and with good taste

Gratefuladjective

feeling or showing gratitude;

‘a grateful heart’; ‘grateful for the tree's shade’; ‘a thankful smile’;

Graciousadjective

benignant

Gratefuladjective

affording comfort or pleasure;

‘the grateful warmth of the fire’;

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Graciousadjective

full of grace

Gratefuladjective

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’;

Graciousinterjection

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

Gratefuladjective

received or experienced with gratitude; welcome

‘the grateful shade’;

Graciousadjective

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.

‘A god ready to pardon, gracious and merciful.’; ‘So hallowed and so gracious in the time.’;

Graciousadjective

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

‘Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . . There was not such a gracious creature born.’;

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Graciousadjective

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

Graciousadjective

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

‘gracious even to unexpected visitors’; ‘gracious living’; ‘he bears insult with gracious good humor’;

Graciousadjective

doing or producing good

Graciousadjective

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

‘our benignant king’;

Graciousadjective

exhibiting courtesy and politeness;

‘a nice gesture’;

Graciousadjective

disposed to bestow favors;

‘thanks to the gracious gods’;

Graciousadjective

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

‘a gracious hostess’; ‘Greig was gracious in defeat’;

Graciousadjective

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

‘gracious living’;

Graciousadjective

(in Christian belief) showing divine grace

‘I am saved by God's gracious intervention on my behalf’;

Graciousadjective

a polite epithet used of royalty or their acts

‘the accession of Her present gracious Majesty’;

Graciousinterjection

used to express polite surprise

‘good gracious, that was close!’;

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