View synonyms for graciously


[ grey-shuhs-lee ]


  1. in a benevolent, courteous, or helpful manner; kindly:

    We are fortunate to have so many members graciously willing to share their gardening knowledge.

    Rachel graciously loaned me a formal dress for the occasion, as I had none.

  2. in a manner characterized by comfort, ease, or luxury:

    Set in a prime oceanfront location in an exclusive community, the home graciously accommodates both family living and large-scale entertaining.

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Other Words From

  • non·gra·cious·ly adverb
  • o·ver·gra·cious·ly adverb
  • qua·si-gra·cious·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

Despite being baffled by the request, Oukchir graciously would give Adams a fresh bag upon each visit.

She therefore suggests that you accept the restaurant gift card graciously.

I had to answer a few questions from the police, and they talked to the Sheik, who graciously told the cops it had all been a misunderstanding.

From Ozy

How to safely — and graciously — host friends and family as the weather gets colderThe dish I’ve had in mind is pears poached in port.

The odds that either side will stand down as graciously as Al Gore did are slim.

From Fortune

Bill then graciously shared with us a glimpse into his Muslim identifying genius.

He graciously allows that “print journalists and editorial writers should be involved.”

I graciously accepted and swallowed repeated mouthfuls of masgouf for the first, and only, time.

“I never have any intent to upset or let anyone down,” he tweeted graciously.

But pride can also prevent you from graciously accepting help and can fill you with resentment instead of appreciation.

His unbounded generosity won for him the admiration of all his race, who graciously recognized him as their Maguinoó.

"If you please," continued Mr Bellamy, nodding to them very graciously; and they departed.

This interesting communication was addressed to Mrs. Maylie, who received it very graciously.

Neville was graciously received, and the Pope ordered the Scots and their abettors at his court to prison.

Sir Alexander intimated that her ladyship might try it; graciously observing that it would do no harm.