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thankful

[thangk-fuh l] /ˈθæŋk fəl/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Origin of thankful
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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  • He had hoped to meet the supreme moment in full consciousness, with clear vision and thankfulness of heart.

  • Meantime, Josephine leaned back in her seat with a sigh of thankfulness.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • It is a depressing thought, and causes a profound feeling of thankfulness that Providence placed us in a fairer land.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • He would find no thankfulness, no mercy, not even justice in the lawyer.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • I shall rather put you in mind of that thankfulness which is due, than puff you up with anything that might seem vain.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
  • The girl's heart was very full of joy and thankfulness as she rowed along.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • For a season there were caresses and even tears, of mutual love and thankfulness.

    Idle Hour Stories Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • Take it from Him, dear, with thankfulness to the human instruments whom He has used.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • The offering of the firstborn is only the expression of thankfulness to the Deity for fruitful flocks and herds.

British Dictionary definitions for thankfulness

thankful

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

thankful

adj.

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

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