pleasing (< Latin grātus
) + -ful
gratefully, adverbgratefulness, nounovergrateful, adjectiveovergratefully, adverbovergratefulness, nounquasi-grateful, adjectivequasi-gratefully, adverb
Can be confused
(see synonym study at the current entry)
obliged, indebted. Grateful, thankful
describe an appreciative attitude for what one has received. Grateful
indicates a warm or deep appreciation of personal kindness as shown to one: grateful for favors; grateful to one's neighbors for help in time of trouble. Thankful
indicates a disposition to express gratitude by giving thanks, as to a benefactor or to a merciful Providence; there is often a sense of deliverance as well as of appreciation: thankful that one's life was spared in an accident; thankful for the comfort of one's general situation. 3.
pleasant, gratifying, satisfying.