What does gratitude mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratitude(noun)

    a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

    "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"

Wiktionary

  1. gratitude(Noun)

    The state of being grateful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratitude(adj)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Tom Wolf:

    But we continue to be inspired by the ways in which the people of Pittsburgh came and stood together in the face of hatred and violence, we owe a debt of gratitude to all those who chose love over hate.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

  4. The Catholicos-Patriarch:

    We should not be afraid of temptation, the Christian takes problems with gratitude and sees God's hand in everything ... and at the same time tries to find the right solution in the current situation.

  5. Diego Godin:

    I'm proud of my team mates - they were lions, we are a team where everyone gives everything in the matches and in preparation..I just have words of gratitude for my team mates.

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