One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a willing and happy (or reluctant and resentful) manner.
willingly, without hesitation, unhesitatingly, gladly, happily, cheerfully, with pleasure, without reluctance, ungrudgingly, voluntarilyView synonyms
- ‘By accepting the residents' concerns and the council's decision with good grace, they would have emerged with a few more friends.’
- ‘Certain things I can forgive; occasionally I have forgotten how to spell my own name so I smile with good grace upon atrocious spellers and look with kindly benevolence upon the overuse of commas.’
- ‘He would, by his own admission, prefer not to have to address large groups, though he approaches this part of his job with good grace.’
- ‘And residents and community leaders are now calling for developers to accept the decision with good grace and abandon the entire scheme.’
- ‘They seem to be very against any form of control for what they do, and I have never in my life met anyone who was willing to stop smoking with good grace when asked.’
- ‘He accepted his failure with good grace and went back to the Senate.’
- ‘It was very hard fought, but always with good grace.’
- ‘There was no train anywhere near - nothing even shown on the indicator boards - and yet everyone took it with good grace, and sat patiently, quietly, reading or just looking around.’
- ‘You take your tumbles with good grace and always come up smiling.’
- ‘If one has apologised, one should accept it with good grace.’
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