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.
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’;