grateful Definition

feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

Using grateful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "grateful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I am grateful for your help.

  • Example

    She was grateful to be offered the job.

  • Example

    He felt grateful that his family was safe.

  • Example

    We are grateful for the support.

grateful Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with grateful

  • grateful thanks

    an expression of gratitude


    I would like to express my grateful thanks to everyone who helped me.

  • grateful for small mercies

    to be thankful for something, even if it is not a lot


    After the accident, I was grateful for small mercies like being able to walk again.

  • grateful dead

    a rock band formed in 1965 known for their unique style of improvisation and blending of different genres


    The Grateful Dead played their last concert in 1995.


Summary: grateful in Brief

The term 'grateful' [ˈɡreɪtfəl] refers to feeling or showing appreciation for kindness. It is often used to express thanks, as in 'I am grateful for your help.' 'Grateful' can also be used in phrases like 'grateful thanks,' which expresses deep gratitude, and 'grateful for small mercies,' which means to be thankful for something, even if it is not a lot.

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