the quality or state of being benevolent, courteous, and kind: Everyone who met him spoke of his graciousness and his effort to make sure that even the newest players felt like an important part of the team.
the quality or state of being characterized by comfort, ease, or luxury:You'll delight in this charming hotel that embodies the pinnacle of graciousness and style.
- non·gra·cious·ness, noun
- o·ver·gra·cious·ness, noun
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How to use graciousness in a sentence
I didn’t shop so much as linger, but the staff were gracious enough to ignore me, which I appreciated.
His wife, Sarah, was a gracious hostess, but she was also a Methodist who didn’t drink, dance or attend the theater, according to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal | Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve since learned that it was, in fact, gracious and encouraging.The words presidents have left for their successors | Philip Bump | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Although he had every reason to resent Lincoln, Douglas turned out to be one of the most gracious losers in presidential history.Gracious losers protect our democracy. Sore ones undermine it. | Edward McClelland | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
It is a gracious act to know that you are up against something pretty big and to allow yourself to slow with it, rather than pretend it isn’t happening.As stay-at-home restrictions rise, here are ways to cope | Washington Post Staff, Elizabeth Chang, Mari-Jane Williams, Becky Krystal, Kendra Nichols, Caitlin Moore, Stephanie Merry, Missy Rosenberg, Katherine Lee | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
I got up to leave and Biden, with his usual graciousness, beckoned me to stay.
The whole episode was devoid of any graciousness, and perfectly reflective of a new mood in publishing.
For all his reputation for hauteur, I would forever after remember this evidence of Vidal's graciousness and self-confidence.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign | Robert Chandler | August 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I will remember a guy who taught me that being a host was an act of graciousness.
And I am immensely grateful for his graciousness to his defeated opponent.
He bowed a trifle stiffly, and was surprised to have his bow returned with a graciousness that amounted almost to cordiality.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
She was a very literary young woman, much spoken of in Bohemian circles for elegance and graciousness.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The graciousness of the gesture, was plain enough to the whole room, but the words reached only Courtney and me.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars | John Reed Scott
"Well, you must come if you ever care to," she said, with a big-sister graciousness.Ramsey Milholland | Booth Tarkington
Ordinarily, Ronny would have addressed the strangers with a certain graciousness of manner which was one of her charms.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester