feeling or showing gratitude
"a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"
affording comfort or pleasure
"the grateful warmth of the fire"
Showing appreciation, being thankful.
I'm grateful that you helped me out. Is there any way I can repay you?
Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.
Origin: from + -ful.
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
affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
To express thanks for the simple qualities or things in life.
They are so grateful to have each other and their families, it makes them so happy.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3683
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2536
Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Adjectives Frequency: #476
The numerical value of grateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of grateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9