Adjective "grateful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.
  1. 'she gave him a grateful smile'
  2. 'The committee would be grateful for your help in hosting a table or being a guest on the night.'
  3. 'Every year a large number of people come out and help and we are grateful for your support.'
  4. 'So if anyone has got any tips as to how I can calm my nerves before or during the flight I'd be very grateful.'
  5. 'The tokens may be dropped in to the school and we would be grateful of your support.'
  6. 'If anyone can tell me how to change the font for headings, I would be grateful.'
  7. 'Leaving the island at the end of the week, I was grateful for the chance to visit such a beautiful place.'
  8. 'When they reached their destination they gave their chocolate eggs to grateful parents.'
  9. 'I know some of you have made heroic efforts to get here, and we are very grateful and appreciative of that.'
  10. 'If you have one hour free a week we would be grateful for your help with Community Games.'
  11. 'To be offered a treat such as freshly baked shortbread is sure to raise a grateful smile.'
  12. 'And who is there, therefore, to whom, if prepared for heaven, the grave would not be a place of calm and grateful rest?'
  13. 'A short walk of perhaps a hundred yards beneath the grateful shade of wide-spreading mulberry trees covered with fruit and bearing in their branches numberless gaudy-hued, twittering songsters, brought one to the hotel.'
  14. 'Ragged he was, with a split shirt front open to the wishbone; but the November breeze, carrying fine snowflakes, brought him only a grateful coolness.'


1. warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help.

2. expressing or actuated by gratitude: a grateful letter.

3. pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing: a grateful breeze.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be grateful to people."

"people can be grateful to hons."

"people can be grateful for things."

"people can be grateful for opportunities."

"people can be grateful to places."

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Mid 16th century: from obsolete grate ‘pleasing, thankful’ (from Latin gratus) + -ful.