grateful

A person who is grateful feels or shows gratitude. If your neighbor brings you soup when you're sick, you'll be very grateful (unless you hate soup).

Grateful comes from gratus, Latin for pleasing. Originally it meant pleasing, or agreeable (Walter Scott wrote of "the grateful and cooling shade"), but now means thankful. Usually you are grateful to someone for a particular thing she's done. If you're complaining about all your problems, someone might remind you of what you have to be grateful for.

Definitions of grateful
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adj feeling or showing gratitude

“a grateful heart”
grateful for the tree's shade”
Synonyms:
thankful
appreciative
feeling or expressive of gratitude
glad
feeling happy appreciation
Antonyms:
thankless, ungrateful, unthankful
not feeling or showing gratitude
unappreciative
not feeling or expressing gratitude
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adj affording comfort or pleasure

“the grateful warmth of the fire”
Synonyms:
pleasant
affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings

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