Kind, polite, and characterized by good manners, warm hospitality, and generosity.


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Part of speech



Courteous, polite, well-mannered, cordial, friendly, hospitable, generous, kind


Rude, impolite, discourteous, ungracious, hostile

Example sentences

  • The host was gracious and made sure all of his guests were comfortable and well-taken care of.
  • The queen was known for her gracious demeanor and kindness towards her subjects.
  • The guest was impressed by the gracious hospitality of his hosts.


The family was known for their gracious ways and welcoming spirit. Their home was always open to friends and strangers alike, and they went out of their way to make sure their guests felt comfortable and at ease. Whether it was offering a warm meal or lending a listening ear, the family was always there to offer support and kindness. Their gracious nature made them beloved by all who knew them.