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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?

  2. gratefuladjective

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

  3. gratefuladjective

    Pleasing, welcome.

  4. Etymology: from + -ful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GRATEFULadjective

    Etymology: gratus, Latin.

    A grateful mind
    By owing owes not, but still pays. John Milton.

    Years of service past,
    From grateful souls exact reward at last. John Dryden, Fables.

    Whatsoever is ingrate at first, is made grateful by custom; but whatsoever is too pleasing at first, groweth quickly to satiate. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine,
    And grateful clusters swell with floods of wine. Alexander Pope.

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. Mirosoft CEO Satya Nadella:

    It's been a tremendous honor and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years, microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill's ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill's friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

  2. Ben Crump:

    Davis and her family are very grateful to all of those who donated to her to be able to arrange for travel, by the time Ms. Davis has the procedure she needs next week, she would have carried this unsustainable pregnancy for an additional month and a half.

  3. Representative Omar:

    Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes, my intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.

  4. Camille Vasquez:

    Today's verdict confirms what Amber Heard had said from the beginning — that the claims against Johnny Depp are defamatory and unsupported by any evidence. Amber Heard are grateful, so grateful to the jury for Johnny Depp fans careful deliberation, to the judge and the court staff.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    I am grateful for the efforts of the European Union in tackling this injustice, both through diplomatic efforts and through legislation to protect European companies from American sanctions. I sincerely hope that the international community can come together to see that the world does not become a battleground for generalized economic war.

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