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Definition of "grateful" []

  • Appreciative of benefits received; thankful. (adjective)
  • Expressing gratitude. (adjective)
  • Affording pleasure or comfort; agreeable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."