Origin of gracious
Examples from the Web for graciousness
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|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.
I was extremely touched by your graciousness, considering how poorly everything at my end was handled.
Nowhere is to be found more sweetness, graciousness and repose than in the valley of the Cre.The Roof of France|Matilda Betham-Edwards
Often, too, he had the graciousness to add: 'But, I weary you with my many questions!'History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Her ladyship too, which is by no means of course, is all graciousness and civility.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay|George Otto Trevelyan
Whatever of graciousness he had seen or fancied in Miss Berkeley's manner in that first unexpected meeting had all vanished.
Another pathologic symptom asks the hospitality of Mallare, and I must make the proper pretense of graciousness and cordiality.Fantazius Mallare|Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for graciousness
Word Origin and History for graciousness (1 of 2)
c.1300, "filled with God's grace," from Old French gracios "courteous, pleasing, kind, friendly" (12c., Modern French gracieux), from Latin gratiosus "enjoying favor, agreeable, obliging; popular, acceptable," from gratia (see grace). Meaning "merciful, benevolent" is from late 14c. As an exclamation, elliptically for gracious God, attested from 1713.
Idioms and Phrases with graciousness
see goodness gracious.