gratitude

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

Origin:
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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gratitude
Collins
World English Dictionary
gratitude (ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātusgrateful]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

gratitude
c.1500, from M.L. gratitudo "thankfulness," from L. gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature