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Gra"cious (gr&ā;"shŭs), a. [F. gracieux, L. gratiosus. See Grace.] 1. 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. Neh. ix. 17.
So hallowed and so gracious in the time. Shak.
2. Abounding in beauty, loveliness, or amiability; graceful; excellent.
Since the birth of Cain, the first male child, . . . Shak.
There was not such a gracious creature born.
3. Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.
Syn. -- Favorable; kind; benevolent; friendly; beneficent; benignant; merciful.