What does grateful mean?

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

How to pronounce grateful?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Chuzy:

    I refuse to be satisfied,but I still don't forget to be grateful.

  2. Elena Leontieva:

    We are grateful to Putin. We adore him. He is the president from God, imagine how many more tourists will pass through here when the bridge opens.

  3. White House:

    I've done what I come to do in terms of managing the White House response to the special counsel request, i'm extremely grateful to the President and Chief Kelly for the opportunity to serve my country.

  4. Spain President Barack Obama:

    Spain is a strong NATO ally, we're grateful for Spain's many decades of hosting U.S. forces, and we're major trading partners, that's why the United States is deeply committed to maintaining our relationship with a strong, unified Spain.

  5. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    I am grateful to all European leaders for this new beginning.

Images & Illustrations of grateful

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