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grateful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grateful  \Grate"ful\,  a.  [Grate,  a.  +  full;  cf  F.  gr['e] 
  thanks,  good  will  fr  L.  gratum  neut.  of  gratus  agreeable, 
  grateful.  See  {Grate},  a.] 
  1.  Having  a  due  sense  of  benefits  received;  kindly  disposed 
  toward  one  from  whom  a  favor  has  been  received;  willing  to 
  acknowledge  and  repay,  or  give  thanks  for  benefits;  as  a 
  grateful  heart. 
 
  A  grateful  mind  By  owing,  owes  not  but  still  pays. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Affording  pleasure;  pleasing  to  the  senses  gratifying; 
  delicious;  as  a  grateful  present;  food  grateful  to  the 
  palate;  grateful  sleep. 
 
  Now  golden  fruits  on  loaded  branches  shine,  And 
  grateful  clusters  swell.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Thankful;  pleasing;  acceptable;  gratifying;  agreeable; 
  welcome;  delightful;  delicious.  --  {Grate"ful*ly},  adv 
  --  {Grate"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grateful 
  adj  1:  feeling  or  showing  gratitude;  "a  grateful  heart";  "grateful 
  for  the  tree's  shade";  "a  thankful  smile"  [syn:  {thankful}] 
  [ant:  {ungrateful}] 
  2:  affording  comfort  or  pleasure;  "the  grateful  warmth  of  the 
  fire" 




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