thankful

[thangk-fuhl]
adjective
feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English thancful. See thank, -ful

thankfully, adverb
thankfulness, noun
superthankful, adjective
superthankfully, adverb
superthankfulness, noun


beholden, obliged. See grateful.
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thankful (ˈθæŋkfʊl)
 
adj
grateful and appreciative
 
'thankfulness
 
n

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thankful
O.E. þancfulle; see thank + -ful. Related: Thankfully; thankfulness.
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Example sentences
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.
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