What does grateful mean?

Definitions for grateful
ˈgreɪt fəlgrate·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grateful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grateful, thankful(adj)

    feeling or showing gratitude

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

  2. grateful(adj)

    affording comfort or pleasure

    "the grateful warmth of the fire"

Wiktionary

  1. grateful(Adjective)

    Showing appreciation, being thankful.

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

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  2. grateful(Adjective)

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  3. grateful(Adjective)

    Pleasing, welcome.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grateful(adj)

    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. Grateful(adj)

    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 give thanks for the simple qualities or things in life.

    They were so grateful to have each other and their families, it made them very 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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say grateful in sign language?

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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Josef Stalin once said that ‘Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.’ Let us correct this: Ingratitude is a horrible disease belongs to the callous rocks! A grateful dog is a being much more developed than an ungrateful man!

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    He who is not grateful for the good things he has won’t be happy with the things he wishes he had.

  3. Gaby Scanlon:

    It could have been very much worse and I’m very grateful to be alive.

  4. Tara Reid:

    It's crazy that it's loved universally, not just in one place and people truly enjoy it, i think one of my favorite parts of this film is that the fans created this. Without the fans, we wouldn't be sitting here now because they got so involved in social media and voiced how much they love it. That's what bought us to making a second and a third. We never thought this would happen, so we have to be very grateful to the fans.

  5. Eddie Gallagher:

    There are no words to adequately express how grateful my family and I are to President Donald J. Trump, President Donald J. Trump, for his intervention and decision, we would also like to thank the American people for their unwavering support during this very difficult time for my family and I -- we can never thank you enough.

Images & Illustrations of grateful

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