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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gratitudenoun

    Etymology: gratitudo, low Latin.

    Forbid
    That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude
    Tow’rds her deserving children is enroll’d,
    Should now eat up her own! William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    The debt immense of endless gratitude. John Milton.

    Gratitude is properly a virtue, disposing the mind to an inward sense and an outward acknowledgment of a benefit received, together with a readiness to return the same, or the like. Robert South, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Gratitude

    Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness is from the Latin word gratus, which means "pleasing" or "thankful." Is regarded as a feeling of appreciation (or similar positive response) by a recipient of another's kindness. This can be gifts, help, favors, or another form of generosity to another person. The absence of gratitude where gratitude is expected is called ingratitude or ungratefulness. Historically, gratitude has been a part of several world religions. It also has been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval, and modern philosophers.The systematic study of gratitude within the field of psychology began in 1998 when Martin Seligman introduced a new branch of psychology that he termed positive psychology. This new branch adds a new focus on the reinforcement of positive traits. The study of gratitude in psychology has included an attempt to understand the short term experience of the gratitude response (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently gratitude is felt among individuals (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two. The therapeutic benefits of gratitude have also been taken into consideration.

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  1. gratitude

    Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thanks towards someone who has provided help, kindness, or a favor. It involves recognizing and acknowledging the benefit or value received and expressing that acknowledgement outwardly or inwardly. It is related to positive emotion and appreciation for what one has.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratitudeadjective

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Bill Bennett:

    First of all, gratitude for the kind of country he ran. Our borders were secure, we were safe, the economy was humming for everybody, interest rates were low, and attention was being paid to the right things, he ran a great country and policy trumps personality, but we've reached a point, and this is a calculation on my part, there are just too many people now who will not vote for Donald Trump.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification, the officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.

  3. Luis Rojas:

    I want to share such heartfelt gratitude to so many in the Mets organization for not only the last two seasons as manager but for the last 16 years in a variety of roles, we live in a results-oriented business, and am deeply disappointed for our staff and fans that we didn’t reach our goals this season.

  4. Amy Sussman/FilmMagic:

    It was so important for me to be broken so that I could find my wholeness in a whole different way. And be more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time, gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I didn't find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped but I found the ways to be grateful.

  5. Robert DeKelaita:

    The Assyrian community worldwide has been watching this case. What do you think our opinion of the U.S. government will be if they insist on ruining a man who has earned the utmost respect and gratitude of his people worldwide?

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