Definition of "grateful" []

  • Appreciative of benefits received; thankful. (adjective)
  • Expressing gratitude. (adjective)
  • Affording pleasure or comfort; agreeable. (adjective)
  • Thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative (adjective)

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  • Showing gratitude (adjective)
  • Favourable or pleasant (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "grateful" in a sentence
  • "But I may permit myself, perhaps, to say I am _most_ grateful, _most grateful_, dearest friend, for this admission to participate, in my degree, in these feelings."
  • "The way she used those air quotation marks around the word grateful confused me."
  • "And as I said in the script, when Wayne, and Mark and Chris, our new sales leaders go in, the advertisers are actually very, if you will, I don't want to say the word grateful, but we're talking about Yahoo! much differently than the fact that it's big because guess what, our competition is big too."