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.
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
Elegance and beauty of movement or expression:
— A beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace.
Polish: gracja, powab, wdzięk
A sense of propriety and consideration for others:
— A place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace.
A disposition to kindness and compassion:
— The victor's grace in treating the vanquished.
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.
Greek mythology One of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors.
A short prayer of thanks before a meal:
— Their youngest son said grace.
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
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.
Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..
Dutch: sieren, decoreren, opsieren, opsmukken, optooien, optuigen, tooien, verfraaien, versieren
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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