Origin of grateful
Examples from the Web for grateful
As I am in most restaurants, I was grateful for any modifications that could be made.
They provide their own assistance and we are grateful to them for this.
She realized that turkeys have, as she puts it, “nothing to be grateful for” each year on the last Thursday of November.
After walking museum hallways my entire life, I am grateful for the opportunity to be on the other side of the wall.
They can only be grateful to be equipped and trained with full body hazmat suits complete with hooded face masks.
I was so grateful that I was forced to go and sit down on the rug beside her.The Return of the Soldier|Rebecca West
Local residents should at least be grateful for this little friendly warning.
For myself I have never ceased to be grateful to the Divine Providence for the privilege of taking a part in that work.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
And interesting heroic men coming and going in swarms and being so grateful for kindness and entertainment.Robin|Frances Hodgson Burnett
This was a grateful relief to the voyagers, and they gladly availed themselves of the opportunity.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for grateful
Word Origin for grateful
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.