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gratitude

[ grat-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

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Origin of gratitude

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin grātitūdin- (stem of grātitūdō) thankfulness, equivalent to grāt(us) pleasing + -i--i- + -tūdin--tude

OTHER WORDS FROM gratitude

o·ver·grat·i·tude, nounun·grat·i·tude, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gratitude

gratitude
/ (ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd) /

noun
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours

Word Origin for gratitude

C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus grateful
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