Definitions for Gratitudeˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratitude(noun)

    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

    "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"


  1. gratitude(Noun)

    The state of being grateful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratitude(adj)

    the state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness

  2. Origin: [F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from gratus agreeable, grateful. See Grate, a.]


  1. Gratitude

    Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith. The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions. However, with the advent of the positive psychology movement, gratitude has become a mainstream focus of psychological research. The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude, individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude, and the relationship between these two aspects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gratitude

    grat′i-tūd, n. warm and friendly feeling towards a benefactor: thankfulness. [Fr.,—Low L. gratitudo-L. gratus.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gratitude

    A lively sense of anticipation concerning favors about to be received.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gratitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gratitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aesop:

    Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

  2. Saint Mary Euphrasia (Rose Virginie Pelletier):

    Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

  3. Zig Ziglar:

    Our favorite attitude should be gratitude

  4. Gladys Bronwyn Stern:

    Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.

  5. Joseph Stalin:

    Gratitude is a sickness, suffered by dogs.

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