KJV Dictionary Definition: gracious


GRA'CIOUS, a. L. gratiosus.

1. Favorable; kind; friendly; as,the envoy met with a gracious reception.

2. Favorable; kind; benevolent; merciful; disposed to forgive offenses and impart unmerited blessings.

Thou are a God ready to pardon, gracious and

merciful. Neh.9.

3. Favorable; expressing kindness and favor.

All bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded from his mouth. Luke 4.

4. Proceeding from divine grace; as a person in a gracious state.

5. Acceptable; favored.

He made us gracious before the kings of Persia. Little used. 1 Esdras.

6. Renewed or implanted by grace; as gracious affections.

7. Virtuous; good.

8. Excellent; graceful; becoming.


GRA'CIOUSLY, adv. Kindly; favorably; in a friendly manner; with kind condescension.

His testimony he graciously confirmed.

1. In a pleasing manner.


GRA'CIOUSNESS, n. Kind condescension.

1. Possession of graces or good qualities.

2. Pleasing manner.

3. Mercifulness.