|1.||characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy|
|2.||condescendingly courteous, benevolent, or indulgent|
|3.||characterized by or suitable for a life of elegance, ease, and indulgence: gracious living; gracious furnishings|
|4.||merciful or compassionate|
|5.||obsolete fortunate, prosperous, or happy|
|6.||an expression of mild surprise or wonder (often in exclamatory phrases such as good gracious!, gracious me!)|
see goodness gracious.