Grace


Such a beautiful word.

grace
ɡrās/
noun
noun: grace; noun: grace period; plural noun: grace periods; noun: His Grace; noun: Her Grace; noun: Your Grace
1.
simple elegance or refinement of movement.
“she moved through the water with effortless grace”
synonyms: elegance, poise, gracefulness, finesse; More
suppleness, agility, nimbleness, light-footedness
“the grace of a ballerina”
antonyms: inelegance, stiffness
courteous goodwill.
“at least he has the grace to admit his debt to her”
synonyms: courtesy, decency, (good) manners, politeness, decorum, respect, tact
“he at least had the grace to look sheepish”
antonyms: effrontery
an attractively polite manner of behaving.
plural noun: graces
“she has all the social graces”
2.
(in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
a divinely given talent or blessing.
plural noun: graces
“the graces of the Holy Spirit”
the condition or fact of being favored by someone.
“he fell from grace because of drug use at the Olympics”
synonyms: favor, approval, approbation, acceptance, esteem, regard, respect; More
goodwill
“she fell from grace”
favor, goodwill, generosity, kindness, indulgence;
formalbenefaction
“he lived there by grace of the king”
antonyms: disfavor
3.
a period officially allowed for payment of a sum due or for compliance with a law or condition, especially an extended period granted as a special favor.
“another three days’ grace”
synonyms: deferment, deferral, postponement, suspension, adjournment, delay, pause; More
respite, stay, moratorium, reprieve
“they have five days’ grace to decide”
4.
a short prayer of thanks said before or after a meal.
“before dinner the Reverend Newman said grace”
synonyms: blessing, prayer of thanks, thanksgiving, benediction
“who would like to say this evening’s grace?”
5.
used as forms of description or address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop.
“His Grace, the Duke of Atholl”
verb
verb: grace; 3rd person present: graces; past tense: graced; past participle: graced; gerund or present participle: gracing
1.
do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence.
“she bowed out from the sport she has graced for two decades”
synonyms: dignify, distinguish, honor, favor; More
enhance, ennoble, glorify, elevate, aggrandize, upgrade
“the occasion was graced by the president”
(of a person or thing) be an attractive presence in or on; adorn.
“Ms. Pasco has graced the front pages of magazines like Elle and Vogue”
synonyms: adorn, embellish, decorate, ornament, enhance; More
beautify, prettify, enrich, bedeck
“a mosaic graced the floor”

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