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thankful

[ thangk-fuhl ]
/ ˈθæŋk fəl /
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adjective

feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

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thank one's lucky stars, thank you, thank-you, thank-you-ma'am, thankee, thankful, thankfully, thankless, thanklessly, thanks, thanks to

Origin of thankful

before 900; Middle English; Old English thancful. See thank, -ful
SYNONYMS FOR thankful
beholden, obliged. See grateful.
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British Dictionary definitions for thankfulness

thankful

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊl) /

adjective

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

thankful


adj.

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

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