with good/bad grace

with bad grace

Reluctantly, rudely, as in He finally agreed to share the cost, but with bad grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with good grace.
See also: bad, grace

with good grace

Willingly, pleasantly, as in They had tried hard to win but accepted their loss with good grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with bad grace.
See also: good, grace

with good grace

If you do something with good grace, you do it cheerfully and without complaining. He accepted the decision with good grace, and wished me the very best of luck. Note: People sometimes say with a good grace. The captain accepted Jack's apologies and explanation with a good grace. Note: If you do something with bad grace or with a bad grace, you make it clear that you do not want to do it. With appallingly bad grace I packed up and we drove north.
See also: good, grace

with good (or bad) grace

in a willing and happy (or resentful and reluctant) manner.
See also: good, grace

with (a) good/bad ˈgrace

in a willing and pleasant/unwilling and rude way: It is very important in sport to accept defeat with good grace.I’ve never seen anybody do anything with such bad grace.
See also: bad, good, grace

with bad grace

In a grudging manner.
See also: bad, grace

with good grace

In a willing manner.
See also: good, grace