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Definitions for grateful
ˈgreɪt fəlgrate·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grateful, thankfuladjective

    feeling or showing gratitude

    "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"

  2. gratefuladjective

    affording comfort or pleasure

    "the grateful warmth of the fire"

Wiktionary

  1. gratefuladjective

    Showing appreciation, being thankful.

    I'm grateful that you helped me out. Is there any way I can repay you?

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  2. gratefuladjective

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  3. gratefuladjective

    Pleasing, welcome.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratefuladjective

    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

  2. Gratefuladjective

    affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grateful

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. grateful

    To express thanks for the simple qualities or things in life.

    They are so grateful to have each other and their families, it makes them so happy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3683

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2536

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Adjectives Frequency: #476

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grateful in a Sentence

  1. Ann Frank, Diary of Ann Frank:

    I want to go on living even after my death, And therefore I am grateful to God For giving this gift… Of expressing all that is in me.

  2. John Legend:

    Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favorite experiences in my career. Such a wonderful show, such a wonderful team, i couldn't be more proud of what we all did together and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to do this.

  3. RVM:

    The simplest way to Rejoice is to Count your Blessings and be grateful for them. You will automatically feel Joy in your Heart.

  4. Wie West:

    I look at it, and I’m like, ‘Ugh. It’s terrifying,’ i’m doing the best I can. I have my devices at home, and I do all of them. I go through all my PT stuff. I knew when I signed up to come out and play again, especially at the U.S. Open, I knew that it was going to happen. I wasn’t expecting to come out and there to be no rough. Does it worry me? Yes. But the last couple of days I hit a lot of shots out of the rough, and I’m feeling pretty confident about it. It will always be what it is. I’m playing definitely on borrowed time, and I’m grateful for every second of it.

  5. Marcus Lamb:

    In the wake of this disaster, Im humbled by the outpouring of support from our partners and other ministries, its really a beautiful picture of how the Body of Christ comes together to boldly declare our unwavering commitment to the Great Commission, and we are eternally grateful!

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