Pronunciation: (grā'shus),[key] —adj. 1. pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.
2. characterized by good taste, comfort, ease, or luxury: gracious suburban living; a gracious home. 3. indulgent or beneficent in a pleasantly condescending way, esp. to inferiors.
4. merciful or compassionate: our gracious king. 5. Obs.fortunate or happy.
—interj. (used as an exclamation of surprise, relief, dismay, etc.)