feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

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

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

beholden, obliged. See grateful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To thankful
World English Dictionary
thankful (ˈθæŋkfʊl)
grateful and appreciative

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
Word Origin & History

O.E. þancfulle; see thank + -ful. Related: Thankfully; thankfulness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature