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
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    thankless, ungrateful, unthankful
    not feeling or showing gratitude
    unappreciative
    not feeling or expressing gratitude
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  2. adjective
    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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