If you do something unpleasant with good grace
or with a good grace
, you do it cheerfully and without complaining
. If you do something with bad grace
or with a bad grace
, you do it unwillingly and without enthusiasm
He accepted the decision with good grace, and wished me the very best of luck.
With appallingly bad grace I packed up and we drove north.
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