feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

Origin of thankful

before 900; Middle English; Old English thancful. See thank, -ful
Related formsthank·ful·ly, adverbthank·ful·ness, nounsu·per·thank·ful, adjectivesu·per·thank·ful·ly, adverbsu·per·thank·ful·ness, noun

Synonyms for thankful

beholden, obliged. See grateful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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grateful and appreciative
Derived Formsthankfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for thankful

Old English þancfulle; see thank + -ful. Related: Thankfully; thankfulness.

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