Learner's definition of GRACIOUS
[more gracious; most gracious]
1 : very polite in a way that shows respect
It was very gracious [=kind, courteous] of him to offer us a place to stay.
a gracious hostess
Thank you for your gracious hospitality.
2 : having or showing the attractive things (such as charm, good taste, and comfort) that are associated with having a lot of money 3 old-fashioned — used as an interjection to express mild surprise or for emphasis
Gracious, I never expected to see you here!
Good gracious, No.
Goodness gracious, I hope it works.