\ɡɹˈe͡ɪtfə͡l], \ɡɹˈeɪtfəl], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_t_f_əl]\
Definitions of GRATEFUL
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- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
Causing pleasure: acceptable: delightful: thankful: having a due sense of benefits.
GRATEFULNESS. GRATEFUL, THANKFUL. Grateful is preferred when we speak of the general character of a personâ€™s mind; as, a person of a grateful disposition; or when a person has received favors from some individual. Thankful has reference rather to gratitude for particular act of kindness, and does not necessarily imply a favor conferred by a person; as, for instance, when we say we are thankful at being delivered from danger; I felt thankful at my escape, where it is nearly equivalent to relieved or glad; thankful has generally reference of some specific act; grateful is more general or characteristic of a habit. This is clearly seen in their opposites, ungrateful and thankless, or ingratitude and thanklessness.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.