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

thankfully (ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ)
 
adv
1.  showing gratitude or appreciation
2.  informal fortunately: thankfully she was not injured
 
usage  The use of thankfully to mean fortunately was formerly considered incorrect by many people, but has now become acceptable in informal contexts

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thankful
O.E. þancfulle; see thank + -ful. Related: Thankfully; thankfulness.
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Example sentences for thankfully
Though, thankfully for the rejuvenation forded by the terma tradition, not irreparable.
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