thankful

[ thangk-fuhl ]
/ ˈθæŋk fəl /

adjective

feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

Origin of thankful

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for thankfully (1 of 2)

thankfully

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ) /

adverb

showing gratitude or appreciation
informal fortunatelythankfully she was not injured

usage

The use of thankfully to mean fortunately was formerly considered incorrect by many people, but has now become acceptable in informal contexts

British Dictionary definitions for thankfully (2 of 2)

thankful

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊl) /

adjective

grateful and appreciative

Derived Forms

thankfulness, noun
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