Definition of 'grateful'

grateful

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Definitions

1. Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

2. Pleasing, welcome.

3. Showing appreciation, being thankful.

4. Expressing gratitude.

5. Appreciative of benefits received; thankful.

6. Affording pleasure or comfort; agreeable.

7. 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.

8. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious.

9. affording comfort or pleasure

10. Synonyms Grateful, Thankful, beholden. Grateful is preferred when we speak of the general character of a person's mind: as, a man of a grateful disposition; an ungrateful wretch. Grateful often expresses the feeling, and the readiness to manifest the feeling by acts, even a long time after the rendering of the favor; thankful refers rather to the immediate acknowledgment of the favor by words. The same distinction is found in the negative forms, ungrateful, unthankful, thankless. Thankful is often loosely used for relieved or glad, where the thanks, if rendered, would be given to a merciful or helping Providence: as, I am thankful for my escape.

11. Feeling kindly or tenderly on account of a favor or favors bestowed; disposed to acknowledge and repay benefits.

12. Pleasing to the mind or the senses; agreeable; gratifying; affording pleasure.

13. Betokening or expressing gratitude; denoting thankfulness.

Examples

1. We talked and he said how grateful he was for all my help.

2. This is advice that she has subsequently been very grateful for.

3. Think about a time when you were really grateful for something.

4. Not that the actors who have benefited from their schooling seem entirely grateful.

5. ‘I know some of you have made heroic efforts to get here, and we are very grateful and appreciative of that.’

6. ‘To be offered a treat such as freshly baked shortbread is sure to raise a grateful smile.’

7. ‘She is also very appreciative of what you do for her and is grateful for my interest.’

8. ‘We are grateful for the support we have received from family, friends and the local community.’

9. ‘Equally I am grateful for the support he has received from many of your readers.’

10. ‘If anyone can tell me how to change the font for headings, I would be grateful.’

11. ‘I guess we all knew this was coming, and I am grateful that it seems to be so well managed and controlled.’

12. ‘There are too many of you to email back personally, but I am very, very grateful.’

13. ‘From time to time I put out a plea for help in this column and was so grateful for the responses.’

14. ‘He was not disappointed and said he was grateful for the support of his family and staff.’

15. ‘The committee would be grateful for your help in hosting a table or being a guest on the night.’

16. ‘Justice has been done and we are all so grateful to the police officers down there in Devon who have worked so hard.’

17. ‘When they reached their destination they gave their chocolate eggs to grateful parents.’

18. ‘Leaving the island at the end of the week, I was grateful for the chance to visit such a beautiful place.’

19. ‘So if anyone has got any tips as to how I can calm my nerves before or during the flight I'd be very grateful.’

20. ‘If you have one hour free a week we would be grateful for your help with Community Games.’

21. ‘He is deeply grateful to all who sent him best wishes and were so kind and generous.’

22. ‘The committee are very grateful to all who helped in the field and with the teas and in the shop.’

23. ‘The tokens may be dropped in to the school and we would be grateful of your support.’

24. ‘Every year a large number of people come out and help and we are grateful for your support.’

25. ‘And who is there, therefore, to whom, if prepared for heaven, the grave would not be a place of calm and grateful rest?’

26. ‘After a much needed and grateful rest the Saints resumed their journey in the spring of 1854, arriving in Utah in October of that year.’

27. ‘A short walk of perhaps a hundred yards beneath the grateful shade of wide-spreading mulberry trees covered with fruit and bearing in their branches numberless gaudy-hued, twittering songsters, brought one to the hotel.’

28. ‘Ragged he was, with a split shirt front open to the wishbone; but the November breeze, carrying fine snowflakes, brought him only a grateful coolness.’

29. ‘The hearth blazes in the middle and a grateful heat is spread around, while storms of rain and snow are raging without.’

30. a grateful heart

Other users have misspelling grateful as:

1. greatful 54.89%

2. greatfull 11.08%

3. gratefull 10.95%

4. gratful 3.78%

5. gratfull 2.87%

6. gratefu 1.96%

7. greateful 0.91%

8. gratef 0.78%

9. Other 12.78%

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