Complimentary and grateful, the president also allowed himself a moment of reflection.
Khairallah eventually made it to the States, and said he is grateful.
I am grateful every time someone takes the time to help me work on my stuff.
1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.