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 thankfully

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

thankful

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊl) /

adjective

grateful and appreciative
Derived Formsthankfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for thankfully

thankful

adj.

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

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