gratitude


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grat·i·tude

 (grăt′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
The state of being grateful; thankfulness.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

gratitude

(ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd)
n
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours
[C16: from Medieval Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus grateful]

grat•i•tude

(ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin grātitūdō= Latin grāt(us) thankful + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciationgratitude - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
appreciativeness, gratefulness, thankfulness - warm friendly feelings of gratitude
ingratitude, ungratefulness - a lack of gratitude

gratitude

gratitude

noun
Translations
شُكْر، إمتِنان
vděčnost
taknemlighed
òakklæti
pateicība
hvaležnost
minnettarlıkşükran

gratitude

[ˈgrætɪtjuːd] Ngratitud f, agradecimiento m
he expressed his gratitude for Britain's supportexpresó su gratitud or agradecimiento por el apoyo de Gran Bretaña
he felt a sense of gratitude towards herse sentía agradecido hacia ella
there's or that's gratitude for you! (iro) → ¡así me/te lo agradecen!

gratitude

[ˈgrætɪtjuːd] ngratitude f

gratitude

nDankbarkeit f(to gegenüber)

gratitude

[ˈgrætɪtjuːd] ngratitudine f, riconoscenza

gratitude

(ˈgrӕtitjuːd) noun
the state of feeling grateful. I wish there was some way of showing my gratitude for all you have done for me.
References in classic literature ?
Hence Quasimodo's gratitude was profound, passionate, boundless; and although the visage of his adopted father was often clouded or severe, although his speech was habitually curt, harsh, imperious, that gratitude never wavered for a single moment.
You see, if it were not a palace, but a hen-house, I might creep into it to avoid getting wet, and yet I would not call the hen-house a palace out of gratitude to it for keeping me dry.
But tell me where it is, and I will load my eighty camels with it, and give you one of them as a token of my gratitude.
It was a long, wellwritten letter, giving the particulars of his journey and of his feelings, expressing all the affection, gratitude, and respect which was natural and honourable, and describing every thing exterior and local that could be supposed attractive, with spirit and precision.
Jennings was delighted with her gratitude, and only wondered that after hearing such a sentence, the Colonel should be able to take leave of them, as he immediately did, with the utmost sang-froid, and go away without making her any reply
In one place the peasants presented him with bread and salt and an icon of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, asking permission, as a mark of their gratitude for the benefits he had conferred on them, to build a new chantry to the church at their own expense in honor of Peter and Paul, his patron saints.
At the soft-murmured words that were fulfilled In the seraphic glancing of thine eyes -- Of all who owe thee most -- whose gratitude Nearest resembles worship -- oh, remember The truest -- the most fervently devoted, And think that these weak lines are written by him -- By him who, as he pens them, thrills to think His spirit is communing with an angel's.
The reward which I most desire," said the First Politician, "is the gratitude of my fellow-citizens.
The looks of surprise which my actions elicited from the Martians were ludicrous; they could not understand, except in a feeble and childish way, such attributes as gratitude and compassion.
The first words I spoke were words of gratitude and thankfulness to my two companions.
But not one of them seemed to possess the smallest spark of gratitude in his composition.
But here, whilst my gratitude for the princely benefactions of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.