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grateful adj 1: feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile" [syn: {thankful}] [ant: {ungrateful}] 2: affording comfort or pleasure; "the grateful warmth of the fire"

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "grateful": acceptable, acknowledging, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, appreciative, beholden, blissful, cheerful, cognizant of, comforting, compatible, complaisant, congenial, consoling, cordial, crediting, delectable, delicious, delightful, desirable, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, genial, good, goodly, gracious, gratified, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, indebted to, likable, mellifluous, mellow, much obliged, nice, obliged, pleasant, pleased, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, refreshing, rejuvenating, restorative, restoring, rewarding, satisfying, sensible, sweet, thankful, under obligation, welcome

Grateful \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. [1913 Webster] A grateful mind By owing, owes not, but still pays. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]


Thankful may refer to:

thankful adj : feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile" [syn: {grateful}] [ant: {ungrateful}]

Thankful \Thank"ful\, a. [AS. [thorn]ancfull.] 1. Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy. [R.] [1913 Webster] Ladies, look here; this is the thankful glass That mends the looker's eyes; this is the well That washes what it shows. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful. [1913 Webster] Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. --Ps. c. 4. [1913 Webster] -- {Thank"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Thank"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • grateful: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • grateful: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • grateful: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • thankful: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • thankful: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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