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GRATEFUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grateful mean? 

GRATEFUL (adjective)
  The adjective GRATEFUL has 2 senses:

1. feeling or showing gratitude
2. affording comfort or pleasure

  Familiarity information: GRATEFUL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRATEFUL (adjective)


Sense 1grateful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling or showing gratitude

Synonyms:

grateful; thankful

Context examples:

a grateful heart / grateful for the tree's shade / a thankful smile

Similar:

appreciative (feeling or expressive of gratitude)

glad (feeling happy appreciation)

Antonym:

ungrateful (not feeling or showing gratitude)


Sense 2grateful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affording comfort or pleasure

Context example:

the grateful warmth of the fire

Similar:

pleasant (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings)


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