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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
grace (noun)
1.
a) unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b) a virtue coming from God
c) a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
2.
a) - approval favor stayed in his good graces
b) archaic - mercy pardon
c) a special favor - privilege each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage Rudyard Kipling
d) disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency
e) a temporary exemption - reprieve
3.
a) a charming or attractive trait or characteristic
b) a pleasing appearance or effect - charm all the grace of youth John Buchan
c) ease and suppleness of movement or bearing
4.
- used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop
5.
a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks
6.
capitalized three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty
7.
a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura
8.
a) sense of propriety or right - had the grace not to run for elective office Calvin Trillin
b) the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful mercy
grace (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to confer dignity or honor on
2.
- adorn embellish graveled walks graced with statues J. A. Michener
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
grace (noun)
1.
an act of kind assistance
SYNONIMS:
benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn
RELATED WORDS:
dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license ( licence), privilege
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle
grace (noun)
2.
dignified or restrained beauty of form, appearance, or style
SYNONIMS:
class, classiness, courtliness, elegancy, fineness, grace, gracefulness, handsomeness, majesty, refinement, stateliness
RELATED WORDS:
augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, glory, grandeur, grandness, lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, magnificence, nobility, nobleness, opulence, ornateness, plushiness, plushness, resplendence, resplendency, richness, splendor, sumptuousness; artfulness, chic, polish, sophistication, taste, tastefulness; choiceness, classicism, dignity, exquisiteness, restraint, simplicity; affectedness, grandiosity, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pretentiousness, showiness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coarseness, crudeness, flamboyance, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, grotesqueness, grotesquerie ( grotesquery), kitsch, tastelessness, tawdriness, vulgarity
gracelessness, inelegance
grace (noun)
3.
a quality that gives something special worth
SYNONIMS:
cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, grace, merit, value, virtue
RELATED WORDS:
advantage, edge, plus, superiority
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negative
deficiency, demerit, disvalue
grace (verb)
to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming
SYNONIMS:
adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, do, doll up, do up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trim
RELATED WORDS:
accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redo
NEAR ANTONYMS:
simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglify
blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil
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