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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratefulness, thankfulness, appreciativenessnoun

    warm friendly feelings of gratitude


  1. thankfulnessnoun

    The state of being thankful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thankfulnessnoun

    Gratitude; lively sense or ready acknowledgment of good received.

    Etymology: from thankful.

    He scarcely would give me thanks for what I had done, for fear that thankfulness might have an introduction of reward. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Will you give me this maid your daughter?
    —— As freely, son, as God did give her me.
    —— Sweet prince, you learn me noble thankfulness. William Shakespeare.

    The celebration of these holy mysteries being ended, retire with all thankfulness of heart for having been admitted to that heavenly feast. Taylor.

    Thankfulness and submission make us happy. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. thankfulness

    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.


  1. thankfulness

    Thankfulness is the state of being appreciative or grateful for something received or achieved. It involves acknowledging the good things, help, or kindness you have received from others or experienced in life and expressing gratitude towards them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thankfulness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thankfulness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thankfulness in a Sentence

  1. Kendall Errair:

    My mother was such a special lady, she lit up a room with her laughter, but she especially radiated joy and thankfulness when talking about the career she so loved and how lucky she was.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

  3. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    There is a gap in between gratitude and thankfulness. I will meet you there, where love resides with joy.

  5. Bible, Colossians 3:16:

    Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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