- the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Origin of gratitude
Synonyms for gratitude
Examples from the Web for ungratitude
Historical Examples of ungratitude
(turning away sullenly) I'll take nothing from you, Honor, but what I got already enough—and too much of—and that's ungratitude.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
- a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
Word Origin for gratitude
mid-15c., "good will," from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) "thankfulness," from Latin gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace). Meaning "thankfulness" is from 1560s.