[grat-i-tood, -tyood]
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin grātitūdin- (stem of grātitūdō) thankfulness, equivalent to grāt(us) pleasing + -i- -i- + -tūdin- -tude

overgratitude, noun
ungratitude, noun

thanks, thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness. Unabridged
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gratitude (ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd)
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
[C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātusgrateful]

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, from M.L. gratitudo "thankfulness," from L. gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace).
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Example sentences
What she discovered was gratitude.
There is no excess in the world so commendable as excessive gratitude.
Some research suggests focusing on gratitude can increase happiness.
We owe him our gratitude.
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