Respectful vs Gracious - What's the difference?

respectful | gracious |


As adjectives the difference between respectful and gracious

is that respectful is marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment while gracious is kind and warmly courteous.

As an interjection gracious is

expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

respectful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
  • Antonyms

    * disrespectful

    gracious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * gratious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • kind and warmly courteous
  • tactful
  • compassionate
  • indulgent, charming and graceful
  • elegant and with good taste
  • benignant
  • Derived terms

    * graciousness * graciously

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.