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thankful

[thangk-fuh l] /ˈθæŋk fəl/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English thancful. See thank, -ful
Related forms
thankfully, adverb
thankfulness, noun
superthankful, adjective
superthankfully, adverb
superthankfulness, noun
Synonyms
beholden, obliged. See grateful.
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Examples from the web for thankful
  • Feast your eyes on raptor photos, and be thankful you aren't a mouse.
  • The car companies should be thankful the government is forcing them to take their medicine.
  • Still, scientists are thankful that they caught the problem before the machine actually powered up.
  • Perhaps you ought to be thankful that you weren't born as a dog, rather than reveling in this self-congratulatory drivel.
  • Furthermore, you should be thankful that this was not a video review.
  • Only time will tell, but your correspondent is thankful that any influence of the sun on climate change would be benign.
  • In the winter you should be thankful that you're here and not somewhere else.
  • Then, look into your heart and be thankful for who you are and your impression of yourself.
  • Be thankful for this, as it means you don't have to constantly make sure you're pointing at the center of the screen.
  • It's worth reading the whole article, which makes me rather thankful to be sitting safely in an office.
British Dictionary definitions for thankful

thankful

/ˈθæŋkfʊl/
adjective
1.
grateful and appreciative
Derived Forms
thankfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for thankful
adj.

Old English þancfulle; see thank + -ful. Related: Thankfully; thankfulness.

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