in a gracious or graceful manner (Freq. 1)

he did not have a chance to grow up graciously

Syn: ↑gracefully
Ant: ↑ungracefully (for: ↑gracefully), ↑ungraciously
Derived from adjective: ↑graceful (for: ↑gracefully), ↑gracious

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  • graciously — c.1300, by God s grace, from GRACIOUS (Cf. gracious) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning favorably, with good will is late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • graciously — adverb see gracious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graciously — See gracious. * * * …   Universalium

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  • graciously — adv. courteously; pleasantly; compassionately; kindly …   English contemporary dictionary

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