thankfully


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thank·ful

 (thăngk′fəl)
adj.
1. Aware and appreciative of a benefit; grateful.
2. Expressive of gratitude: a thankful smile.

thank′ful·ly adv.
thank′ful·ness 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thankfully - in a thankful manner; with thanks; "he accepted thankfully my apologies"
2.thankfully - let us be thankful that; "thankfully he didn't come to the party"
Translations
بِشُكْرٍ، مُعَبِّرا عن شُكْرِه
rádvděčně
meî òakklæti
hvaležno
minnetleşükranla

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= fortunately) → gracias a Dios, afortunadamente
thankfully, someone had called the policemenos mal que alguien había llamado a la policía, gracias a Dios or afortunadamente, alguien había llamado a la policía
thankfully for my family, I wasn't hurtafortunadamente or por suerte para mi familia, no resulté herido
2. (= gratefully) he accepted the drink thankfullyaceptó la bebida agradecido

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkfʊli] adv
(= with relief) → avec soulagement
We sat down thankfully → Nous nous sommes assis avec soulagement.
(= fortunately) → heureusement
Thankfully, there were few victims → Il y eut fort heureusement peu de victimes.
(= gratefully) → avec reconnaissance

thankfully

advdankbar, voller Dankbarkeit; thankfully, no real harm has been donezum Glück ist kein wirklicher Schaden entstanden; thankfully for my family I wasn’t hurtzum Glück für meine Familie war ich unverletzt

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkflɪ] adv (gratefully) → con riconoscenza; (with relief) → con sollievo
thankfully there were few victims → grazie al cielo ci sono state poche vittime

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.
References in classic literature ?
Jo read it thankfully, but the heavy weight did not seem lifted off her heart, and her face was so full of misery that Laurie asked quickly, "What is it?
The creature probably glowed with a gratitude that amounted to prayer, too, at this moment, but it was premature: for when he started thankfully to travel off, Tom turned him aside with a pin and made him take a new direction.
The remembrance of Rebecca was so vivid that their sister Aurelia's letter was something of a shock to the quiet, elderly spinsters of the brick house; for it said that Hannah could not possibly be spared for a few years yet, but that Rebecca would come as soon as she could be made ready; that the offer was most thankfully appreciated, and that the regular schooling and church privileges, as well as the influence of the Sawyer home, would doubtless be "the making of Rebecca"
Fourteen minutes to be given to those with whom she had thankfully passed six weeks not six months ago
But you have a discretion beyond your years, and can render me another kind of service, if you will; and a service I will thankfully accept of.
If it be within my power, and such as a true Christian knight may yield to one of thy people,'' replied Ivanhoe, ``I will grant thy boon blithely and thankfully.
The youth thankfully accepted the magician's offer, and said, 'I cannot now offer you any reward for your kindness, but should my undertaking succeed your trouble shall be richly repaid.
We were just in time," said the Professor thankfully.
That will do me great honor," said the leader of the posse, "and I accept thankfully.
de Villefort be for all your goodness; how thankfully will he acknowledge that to you alone he owes the existence of his wife and child
give me each a little light from your own breasts, and surely they will glow the brighter for this kindly deed; and I will thankfully repay it if I can.
Elizabeth most thankfully consented, and a servant was dispatched to Longbourn to acquaint the family with her stay and bring back a supply of clothes.