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grateful

grate·ful

grateful

 
 
pronunciation:
greIt fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling or showing appreciation for kindnesses or benefits; thankful.
He was grateful to her for her support and encouragement.She wrote a grateful reply to his kind offer of a loan.He should be grateful for his good health at his age.
synonyms:
appreciative, thankful
antonyms:
thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful
similar words:
beholden, indebted, obliged
definition 2: beneficial or pleasing; welcome.
The trip home provided a grateful period of calm after all the excitement.
synonyms:
agreeable, beneficial, favorable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome
antonyms:
annoying, unwelcome, useless
similar words:
appreciated
derivations: gratefully (adv.), gratefulness (n.)
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The word grateful contains the following part:
grat Latin root that means pleasing