Gratitude vs. Thankful



The state of being grateful.


Showing appreciation or gratitude.

‘I'm thankful that you helped me out today. How can I ever repay you?’;


The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

‘The debt immense of endless gratitude.’;


(obsolete) Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.


a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation;

‘he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help’;


Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.

‘Ladies, look here; this is the thankful glassThat mends the looker's eyes; this is the wellThat washes what it shows.’;


Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus , is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, to the giver of said gifts.The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, and continues to engage contemporary philosophers.The systematic study of gratitude within psychology began in the year 1998 when Martin Seligman introduced a new branch of psychology: positive psychology.

‘pleasing, thankful’;


Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful.

‘Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.’;


feeling or showing gratitude;

‘a grateful heart’; ‘grateful for the tree's shade’; ‘a thankful smile’;

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