Translation of gracious in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 [smile/act/gesture] gentil, cortés they were gracious enough to apologize tuvieron la gentileza or la cortesía de pedir disculpas by the gracious permission of Her Majesty [formal] por la gracia de Su MajestadExample sentences1.2 (merciful) misericordioso
- A pleasant, courteous and gracious lady, Vera was highly thought of by all in the community.
- A pleasant, courteous and gracious lady, she was well liked by her neighbours in the locality.
- Sean was a pleasant, courteous and gracious neighbour who could always be relied on to lend a helping hand.
- Boil it down and that's my calling - to announce the gracious lordship of Jesus Christ.
- The last was the manifestation of true religion - genuinely gracious affections - in Christian practice.
- The Christian principle of gracious forgiveness is, then, a good one, but it is extremely difficult for Christians themselves to observe it.
- 2 (urbane) [surroundings/lifestyle] refinado, eleganteExample sentences
- City of grandiose and elegant façades, the gracious arcades of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, here the Milanese mix their cool pragmatism with a love of the good life.
- Their rambling villa once a model of gracious elegance was now a paradise of dry rot and borer, with its skeletal verandah, rickety walls and warped weatherboards.
- Here is a room designed for comfort, yet gracious and formal enough for hosting even the most important parties.
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.