What does gratitude mean?

Definitions for gratitude
ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudgrat·i·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratitudenoun

    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

    "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

Wiktionary

  1. gratitudenoun

    The state of being grateful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratitudeadjective

    the state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness

    Etymology: [F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from gratus agreeable, grateful. See Grate, a.]

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  1. Gratitude

    Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith. The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions. However, with the advent of the positive psychology movement, gratitude has become a mainstream focus of psychological research. The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude, individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude, and the relationship between these two aspects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gratitude

    grat′i-tūd, n. warm and friendly feeling towards a benefactor: thankfulness. [Fr.,—Low L. gratitudo-L. gratus.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gratitude

    A lively sense of anticipation concerning favors about to be received.

Editors Contribution

  1. gratitude

    The feeling of being grateful.

    The gratitude being shown to the people who arrived on our shores from other countries is so beautiful to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gratitude in a Sentence

  1. Rob Flaherty:

    The way we raise money online reflects how the vice president raises money, which is by showing gratitude, bringing people in, making them feel like they're a part of something, making people feel connected and part of the campaign, it makes them want to give more money.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my gratitude to the Spanish government for hosting this critical meeting, and for elevating the priority of the climate crisis to the forefront of the international conversation.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    An appreciating heart radiates happiness. Gratitude fills your life with bliss and joyfulness.

  4. Jeremy Corbyn:

    We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our police and emergency services, and the brave members of the public who put themselves in harm's way to protect others.

  5. Eddie Gallagher:

    President Donald Trump you have my deepest gratitude and thanks. You stepped in numerous times and showed true moral fiber by correcting all the wrongs that were being done to me. You are a true leader and exactly what the military and this nation needs.

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