- feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Origin of thankful
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beholden, obliged. See grateful.
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Examples from the Web for thankfulness
Comments on the pictures posted range from disgust to sarcasm to thankfulness.George Washington University’s Housing Horrors
August 21, 2013
You ask me how I would have you show your thankfulness for what I have accomplished for you.
But it seems to me that the occasion is one for thankfulness as well as grief.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
But even their thankfulness of heart could not make them merry.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
A half-uttered sound of thankfulness escaped him, and he sped on.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
I almost fainted when first I realized it in the extremity of my joy and thankfulness.The Strolling Saint
- grateful and appreciative
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Word Origin and History for thankfulness
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