Origin of grateful
Synonyms for grateful
Related Words for gratefulnessgratitude, acknowledgment, testimonial, indebtedness, thanks, thankfulness, obligation, tribute, recognition
Examples from the Web for gratefulness
Historical Examples of gratefulness
And now the sense of gratefulness cannot longer be repressed.
He has the ways of our dog-friends, their patience and fidelity, their gratefulness for pats.
I will ever have a lively feeling of gratefulness for your devotion.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
Handel was engaged there with gratefulness by promising “some better music.”Handel
He looked into his heart; there was no animosity; there was nothing at all but a sense of gratefulness.The Puppet Crown
Word Origin 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.