grateful

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grate +‎ -ful, from Latin gratus ‎(pleasing, agreeable) + -ful.

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grateful ‎(comparative gratefuller or more grateful, superlative gratefullest or most grateful)

  1. Showing appreciation, being thankful.
    I'm grateful that you helped me out.
    I'm grateful to you for helping me out
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      Carroll thought he had equalised with his header against the bar with eight minutes left. Liverpool claimed the ball had cross the line and Chelsea were grateful for a miraculous intervention from Cech to turn his effort on to the woodwork.
  2. Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.
  3. Pleasing, welcome.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Skeleton in Armor:
      Fell I upon my spear, / Oh, death was grateful!
    • Herman Melville, Omoo
      [] grateful underfoot was the damp and slightly yielding beach, from which the waves seemed just retired.

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