thankful

[ thangk-fuhl ]
/ ˈθæŋk fəl /

adjective

feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

Nearby words

  1. thank one's lucky stars,
  2. thank you,
  3. thank-you,
  4. thank-you-ma'am,
  5. thankee,
  6. thankfully,
  7. thankless,
  8. thanklessly,
  9. thanks,
  10. thanks to

Origin of thankful

before 900; Middle English; Old English thancful. See thank, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for thankful

thankful

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊl) /

adjective

grateful and appreciative
Derived Formsthankfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for thankful

thankful

adj.

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

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