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grace

noun

1 grace

Christian theology A state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence:
— The conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin.
— It was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church.
— The Virgin lived in a state of grace.

synonyms: saving grace, state of grace.

Roget 914: pity, compassion, commiseration; bowels, of compassion; sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance, humanity, mercy, clemency; leniency ... show more

Roget 987: piety, religion, theism, faith; religiousness, holiness etc. adj.; saintship; religionism; sanctimony etc. (assumed piety) 988; ... show more

Roget 939: probity, integrity, rectitude; uprightness etc. adj.; honesty, faith; honor; bonne foi [Fr.], good faith, bona fides [Lat.]; purity, clean hands.    ... show more

Roget 877: title, honor; knighthood etc. (nobility) 875.    highness, excellency, grace; lordship, worship; reverence, reverend; ... show more

Roget 850: taste; good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse; nicety etc. (discrimination) ... show more

Roget 845: beauty, the beautiful, to kalon [Gr.], le beau ideal.    [Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics.    [-beauty of people] pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, ... show more

Roget 784: giving etc. v.; bestowal, bestowment, donation; presentation, presentment; accordance; concession; delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, ... show more

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Roget 578: elegance, purity, grace, ease; gracefulness, readiness etc. adj.; concinnity, euphony, numerosity; Atticism, classicalism, ... show more

Roget 918: forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion; indulgence; reprieve.    conciliation; reconcilement; reconciliation etc. ... show more

Polish: łaska



2 grace

Elegance and beauty of movement or expression:
— A beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace.

synonym: gracility.

Polish: gracja, powab, wdzięk

3 grace

A sense of propriety and consideration for others:
— A place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace.

synonym: seemliness.

4 grace

A disposition to kindness and compassion:
— The victor's grace in treating the vanquished.

synonyms: good will, goodwill.

5 grace

A period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor:
— The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June..

synonym: grace period.

Polish: dziękczynienie

6 Grace

Greek mythology One of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors.

7 grace

A short prayer of thanks before a meal:
— Their youngest son said grace.

synonyms: blessing, thanksgiving.

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more

Roget 916: gratitude, thankfulness, feeling of obligation, sense of obligation.    acknowledgment, recognition, thanksgiving, thanksgiving, giving thanks; thankful good will.    thanks, praise, benediction; paean; ... show more

Dutch: elegantie, genade, gratie, uitstel van betaling

8 grace

Christian theology The free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God:
— God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners.
— There but for the grace of God go I.

synonyms: free grace, grace of God.

verb

1 grace

Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..

synonyms: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, ornament.

Roget 845: be beautiful etc. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one etc. (accord) 23; set off, grace.    render beautiful ... show more

Dutch: sieren, decoreren, opsieren, opsmukken, optooien, optuigen, tooien, verfraaien, versieren

2 grace

Be beautiful to look at.

synonyms: adorn, beautify, deck, decorate, embellish.


Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Atticism, Ave, Ave Maria, BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, ability, absolution, acciaccatura, acknowledgment, acquired taste, act of grace, act of kindness, address, adeptness ... show more.

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