grateful

[ greyt-fuhl ]
/ ˈgreɪt fəl /

adjective

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.

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Origin of grateful

1545–55; obsolete grate “pleasing” (from Latin grātus ) + -ful

SYNONYMS FOR grateful

1 obliged, indebted.
3 pleasant, gratifying, satisfying.

synonym study for grateful

1. Grateful, thankful describe an appreciative attitude for what one has received. Grateful indicates a warm or deep appreciation of personal kindness as shown to one: grateful for favors; grateful to one's neighbors for help in time of trouble. Thankful indicates a disposition to express gratitude by giving thanks, as to a benefactor or to a merciful Providence; there is often a sense of deliverance as well as of appreciation: thankful that one's life was spared in an accident; thankful for the comfort of one's general situation.

OTHER WORDS FROM grateful

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grateful

grateful , gratified
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British Dictionary definitions for grateful

grateful
/ (ˈɡreɪtfʊl) /

adjective

thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative
showing gratitudea grateful letter
favourable or pleasanta grateful rest

Derived forms of grateful

gratefully, adverbgratefulness, noun

Word Origin for grateful

C16: from obsolete grate, from Latin grātus + -ful
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