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gratitude

[grat-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful:
He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin grātitūdin- (stem of grātitūdō) thankfulness, equivalent to grāt(us) pleasing + -i- -i- + -tūdin- -tude
Related forms
overgratitude, noun
ungratitude, noun
Synonyms
thanks, thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness.
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gratitude

/ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātusgrateful
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Word Origin and History for gratitudes
gratitude
c.1500, from M.L. gratitudo "thankfulness," from L. gratus "thankful, pleasing" (see grace).
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