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Meaning of GRATEFUL

Pronunciation:  'greytful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"
  2. [adj]  affording comfort or pleasure; "the grateful warmth of the fire"

GRATEFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: appreciative, glad, pleasant, thankful
 Antonyms: thankless, ungrateful, unthankful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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; willing to
   acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a
   grateful heart.

         A grateful mind By owing, owes not, but still pays.

2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying;
   delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the
   palate; grateful sleep.

         Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine, And
         grateful clusters swell.              --Pope.

Syn: Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying; agreeable;
     welcome; delightful; delicious. -- {Grate"ful*ly}, adv.
     -- {Grate"ful*ness}, n.

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