grateful

  • 1Grateful — Grate ful, a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gr[ e] thanks, good will, fr. L. gratum, neut. of gratus agreeable, grateful. See {Grate}, a.] 1. Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2grateful — 1 Grateful, thankful both mean feeling or expressing one s gratitude. Grateful is more commonly employed to express a proper sense of favors received from another person or other persons {a grateful child} {a grateful recipient of charity} {the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3grateful — [adj1] appreciative beholden, gratified, indebted, obliged, pleased, thankful; concept 403 Ant. heedless, thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful grateful [adj2] pleasing, nice acceptable, agreeable, comforting, congenial, consoling, delectable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4grateful — (adj.) 1550s, pleasing to the mind, also full of gratitude, from obsolete adj. grate agreeable, thankful, from L. gratus pleasing (see GRACE (Cf. grace)). A most unusual formation [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses FUL… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5grateful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing gratitude. DERIVATIVES gratefully adverb. ORIGIN from obsolete grate pleasing, thankful , from Latin gratus …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6grateful — [grāt′fəl] adj. [obs grate, pleasing (< L gratus: see GRACE) + FUL] 1. feeling or expressing gratitude; thankful; appreciative 2. causing gratitude; welcome; pleasing gratefully adv. gratefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7grateful — grate|ful W3 [ˈgreıtfəl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: grate pleasing, thankful (16 17 centuries), from Latin gratus] 1.) feeling that you want to thank someone because of something kind that they have done, or showing this feeling ≠ ↑ungrateful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8grateful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, really …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9grateful — grate|ful [ greıtfəl ] adjective ** feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or done something for you: Thanks for coming with me. I m really grateful. grateful for: I m very grateful for all your help with the …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10grateful */*/ — UK [ˈɡreɪtf(ə)l] / US [ˈɡreɪtfəl] adjective feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or have done something for you Thanks for coming with me. I m really grateful. grateful for: I m very grateful for all your… …

    English dictionary

  • 11grateful — adj. 1) grateful for; to (I am grateful to you for your help) 2) grateful that + clause (I m grateful that you can help) * * * [ greɪtf(ə)l] to (I am grateful to you for your help) grateful for grateful that + clause (I m grateful that you can… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12grateful — gratefully, adv. gratefulness, n. /grayt feuhl/, adj. 1. warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help. 2. expressing or actuated by gratitude: a grateful letter. 3. pleasing to the… …

    Universalium

  • 13grateful — 01. I m [grateful] for all the help you ve given me. 02. The people of Holland are very [grateful] to the Canadian soldiers who helped to liberate their country during the Second World War. 03. I am very [grateful] to my parents for supporting me …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14grateful*/ — [ˈgreɪtf(ə)l] adj 1) feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or done something for you Ant: ungrateful Thanks for coming with me. I m really grateful.[/ex] I m very grateful for all your help with the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15grateful — [[t]gre͟ɪtfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n, ADJ for n/ ing If you are grateful for something that someone has given you or done for you, you have warm, friendly feelings towards them and wish to thank them. She was grateful to… …

    English dictionary

  • 16grateful — grate•ful [[t]ˈgreɪt fəl[/t]] adj. 1) warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: grateful for your help[/ex] 2) expressing gratitude: a grateful letter[/ex] 3) pleasing to the mind or senses: a grateful breeze[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17grateful — /ˈgreɪtfəl / (say graytfuhl) adjective 1. warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your kindness. 2. actuated by or expressing gratitude: *in acting thus, I am but performing a small part… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18grateful — adjective a) Showing appreciation, being thankful. Im grateful that you helped me out. Is there any way I can repay you? b) Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure. Fell I upon my spear, / Oh, death was grateful! …

    Wiktionary

  • 19GRATEFUL — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index grateful noun appreciation, grace adjective grateful ungrateful adjective thankless (2) See also COURTESY …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20grateful — [16] Grateful is a curious sort of adjective. The grate that a grateful person is full of is a now obsolete adjective, meaning ‘pleasing’ and ‘thankful’, which was derived from Latin grātus. It is unusual for adjectives ending in ful themselves… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins