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Noun: grace  greys
  1. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace";
    - gracility
  2. (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";
    - saving grace, state of grace
  3. A sense of propriety and consideration for others
    "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace";
    - seemliness
  4. A disposition to kindness and compassion
    "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished";
    - good will, goodwill
  5. 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 favour
    "The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June.";
    - grace period
  6. A short prayer of thanks before a meal
    "their youngest son said grace";
    - blessing, thanksgiving
  7. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favour or beneficence of God
    "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"; "God's free grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners";
    - grace of God, free grace
  8. A feeling of favourable regard
    - favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn]
  9. Time allowed for someone to honour an obligation, pay a debt, etc.
Verb: grace  greys
  1. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    "grace the room for the party";
    - decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, beautify
  2. Serve to decorate and look nice
    "Flowers graced the tables everywhere";
    - deck, adorn, decorate, embellish, beautify
Noun: Grace  greys
  1. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favourite subject for sculptors
Noun: coup de grâce (coups de grâce)  ,koo-du'graa(s)
  1. The blow that kills (usually mercifully)
    - deathblow

Derived forms: graces, graced, gracing, Graces

Type of: alter, approval, be, beneficence, change, correctitude, good nature, gracefulness, Greek deity, kill, killing, modify, orison [archaic], period, period of time, petition, prayer, properness, propriety, putting to death, state, time period, time span

Antonym: unseemliness

Encyclopedia: Grace, Peter

Coup de grâce