- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Origin of gratitude
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Examples from the Web for gratitude
But the task is a little more fun when you can send your gratitude on cute note cards inspired by traditional Islamic designs.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life
November 29, 2014
Every other kind of influence-buying, such as spending to achieve influence, gratitude, access, etc., is just fine.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface
November 12, 2014
“Relief and gratitude was the reaction,” Noonan reported afterward.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
October 31, 2014
As an expression of gratitude, Paul donated thirty-three of these paintings to major French museums, including the Louvre.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
But in the end, they went for it, made a really brave move, and I have nothing but gratitude and respect for them.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’
September 4, 2014
They owed me every thing, like you—their gratitude was unbounded, even as yours.
I am deeply impressed with gratitude for the confidence reposed in me.
I wanted to show my gratitude, to make you happy, since happiness was not for me.The Bacillus of Beauty
He rose, expecting a look of gratitude from the girl he loved.In the Midst of Alarms
It was as if she herself had just been saved, and she could have kissed his hands with gratitude.The Dream
- a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
Word Origin and History for gratitude
mid-15c., "good will," from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) "thankfulness," from Latin gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace). Meaning "thankfulness" is from 1560s.