feeling or showing gratitude
"a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"
affording comfort or pleasure
"the grateful warmth of the fire"
Showing appreciation, being thankful.
I'm grateful that you helped me out. Is there any way I can repay you?
Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.
Origin: from + -ful.
having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart
affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grāt′fōōl, adj. causing pleasure: acceptable: delightful: thankful: having a due sense of benefits.—adv. Grate′fully.—ns. Grate′fulness; Gratificā′tion, a pleasing or indulging: that which gratifies: delight; Grat′ifier.—v.t. Grat′ify, to do what is agreeable to: to please: to soothe; to indulge:—pa.p. grat′ified.—p.adj. Grat′ifying. [O. Fr. grat—L. gratus, pleasing, thankful, and suff. -ful.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3683
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2536
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Adjectives Frequency: #476
The numerical value of grateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of grateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was utterly thankful and grateful to the people who rescued me, and I was grateful to God that my parents were not going to be worried about me.
We are often more loyal to Britain than many British people I know, we are very grateful to be here. We would like you to be grateful too. Please stop knocking the Poles. We love this country we would like British to love us too.
Be grateful to God for little things. For, when you are grateful for the little things. God will be moved to give you big or more things to appreciate (Mattew 25 : 23). Thus, dare to appreciate whatever you have presently. Because, it will multiply even beyond your expectation and imagination.
It remains an unresolved concern for our nation and the violent protests that have taken place over the last year, year and a half are an indication that it's still an unresolved issue, and so I'm very grateful that he addressed it and I'm grateful that he was able to do so in such a serene way.
Be grateful to God for little things. Because, when you are grateful for the little things. God will be moved to give you big or more things to appreciate (Matthew 25 : 23). Thus, dare to appreciate whatever you have presently. Because, it will multiply even beyond your expectation and imagination.
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Translations for grateful
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- شاكر, الامتنانArabic
- признателен, благодаренBulgarian
- agraïtCatalan, Valencian
- taknemmelig, taknemligDanish
- zufrieden, wohltuend, dankbarGerman
- dankema, dankaEsperanto
- complacido, agradecidoSpanish
- 有難い, 感謝Japanese
- savair gràRomansh
- признательный, благодарныйRussian
- zahvalan, захваланSerbo-Croatian
- biết ơnVietnamese
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