Definitions for Gratitudeˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grat•i•tudeˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.

Origin of gratitude:

1400–50; late ME < ML grātitūdō= L grāt(us) thankful +-i- -i - +-tūdō -tude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratitude(noun)

    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

    "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gratitude(noun)ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

    the feeling of being thankful

    to show your gratitude


  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


  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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of feeling grateful

I wish there was some way of showing my gratitude for all you have done for me.

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