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Definitions of grateful

  1. affording comfort or pleasure; " the grateful warmth of the fire"
  2. feeling or showing gratitude; " a grateful heart"; " grateful for the tree's shade"; " a thankful smile"
  3. 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.
  4. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.
  5. Thankful; pleasurable.
  6. Gratefully.
  7. Gratefulness.
  8. Causing pleasure: acceptable: delightful: thankful: having a due sense of benefits.
  9. GRATEFULNESS. GRATEFUL, THANKFUL. Grateful is preferred when we speak of the general character of a persons 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.
  10. Pleasant; delightful; thankful.
  11. Having or expressing a due sense of benefits received; thankful.
  12. Having or implying a due sense of benefits; affording pleasure; gratifying. See Gratify.
  13. Having a due sense of benefits or kindness; agreeable; affording pleasure to the senses.
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Quotes of grateful

  1. Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. – Saul Bellow
  2. Whatever we are waiting for- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  3. We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada. – Paul Cellucci
  4. I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project. – Jerry Garcia
  5. With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing, I have never thought of legacy at all. I am always grateful if people like what I have done. A legacy is something no one can forsee. – Tom Glazer
  6. I am absolutely blessed and I'm very grateful for where I am today. – Geri Halliwell
  7. I'm thrilled, I'm grateful I'm blessed. I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy. – Bob Hayes
  8. I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful – Christopher Lee
  9. In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music. – Phil Lesh
  10. I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity. And that is probably the one thing I was given, and that I'm still grateful for. – John Malkovich
  11. I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful – Barry Manilow
  12. I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad. – Kenny Marchant
  13. I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play. – Wynton Marsalis
  14. That is the thing I'm most grateful for in this industry to be able to spin in those different mediums, with television, film and the stage- at this stage of the game. – Blair Underwood

Usage examples for grateful

  1. Jack offered to help him lose himself in the crowd, and again Andy was grateful – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  2. Miss Sterling's voice was grateful – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  3. If some one here can help me I will be grateful – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  4. But for this and other help the Gunnings were not grateful – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  5. I am very grateful to you for the suggestion, said Hartmut, who had not the slightest idea what the subject was, but felt that he had to go into action now. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  6. Father, she called, come and tell Mr. Meyer how grateful we are to him. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  7. I ought to be very grateful – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  8. I am very grateful but I cannot be there. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  9. I often feel grateful that they did not live to see these evil days. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  10. He wanted to get a fine head to take back with him, and would be grateful if I would take him with me. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  11. How grateful she was to him! – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  12. I am most grateful most happy- most happy, come what will! – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  13. At a moment, I cannot answer; but I am very grateful for even the thought. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  14. Any sign of that kind was still grateful to her. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  15. I believe you, he says, and I'm grateful to you.... – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  16. They sent back a message of grateful thanks, and I never heard of them afterwards. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  17. Monsieur, I am going, but I will be very grateful if you will take these things yourself to- to Natacha. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  18. " Mrs. Ravenel asked me to tell you how grateful she is. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  19. Whatever happens- she'll have to be grateful to me. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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