Definitions for Gratitudeˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Gratitude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratitude(noun)

    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

    "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gratitude

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


Translations for Gratitude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Gratitude »

Translation

Find a translation for the Gratitude definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Gratitude definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Gratitude." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Gratitude>.

Are we missing a good definition for Gratitude? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Gratitude:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.