grateful

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From Latin gratus (pleasing, agreeable) + -ful, morphologically grate +‎ -ful.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪtfəl/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪtfəl
  • Hyphenation: grate‧ful

AdjectiveEdit

grateful (comparative gratefuller or more grateful, superlative gratefullest or most grateful)

  1. Appreciative; thankful.
    I'm grateful that you helped me out.
    I'm grateful to you for helping me out.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Carroll thought he had equalised with his header against the bar with eight minutes left. Liverpool claimed the ball had cross the line and Chelsea were grateful for a miraculous intervention from Cech to turn his effort on to the woodwork.
  2. (obsolete) Pleasing, welcome.

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