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.]
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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
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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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