- warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help.
- expressing or actuated by gratitude: a grateful letter.
- pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing: a grateful breeze.
Origin of grateful
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Examples from the Web for grateful
As I am in most restaurants, I was grateful for any modifications that could be made.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
They provide their own assistance and we are grateful to them for this.Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup
November 28, 2014
She realized that turkeys have, as she puts it, “nothing to be grateful for” each year on the last Thursday of November.A Turkey's View of Thanksgiving
The Daily Beast Video
November 26, 2014
After walking museum hallways my entire life, I am grateful for the opportunity to be on the other side of the wall.Blurred Lines at NY Sketchbook Museum
November 1, 2014
They can only be grateful to be equipped and trained with full body hazmat suits complete with hooded face masks.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
October 17, 2014
"You needn't trouble yourself to be grateful," returned Robert, coolly.Brave and Bold
Let us meet them with faith and courage, with patience and a grateful and happy heart.
We are grateful to you, Ted and I, for having been so forbearing in the past.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
And I know papa will be so grateful to you for all your kindness to me!Within the Law
How could I have imagined that a young noble would be grateful, or a wanton true?The Man Shakespeare
- thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative
- showing gratitudea grateful letter
- favourable or pleasanta grateful rest
Word Origin and History for grateful
1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.