gratitude Definition

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Using gratitude: Examples

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

  • Example

    I would like to express my gratitude for your help.

  • Example

    She showed her gratitude by giving him a present.

  • Example

    I owe you a debt of gratitude for all your help.

  • Example

    He expressed his gratitude to the staff for their hard work.

gratitude Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using gratitude

  • with thankfulness or appreciation


    I accepted the gift with gratitude.

  • a diary or notebook in which one writes down things they are grateful for


    Keeping a gratitude journal can help improve one's mental health.

  • a positive mindset focused on being thankful and appreciative


    Adopting a gratitude attitude can lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Phrases with gratitude

  • to experience the emotion of being thankful


    I feel gratitude towards my parents for all they have done for me.

  • to express or demonstrate thankfulness


    She showed her gratitude by sending a thank-you note.

  • a strong feeling of thankfulness


    I owe a deep gratitude to my mentor for guiding me through difficult times.

Origins of gratitude

from Latin 'gratitudo', meaning 'thankfulness'


Summary: gratitude in Brief

The term 'gratitude' [ˈɡradɪtjuːd] denotes the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation for kindness. It is often expressed through phrases like 'I would like to express my gratitude for your help,' and idioms like 'with gratitude,' indicating thankfulness. 'Gratitude' extends into phrases like 'feel gratitude,' and idioms like 'gratitude journal,' denoting a positive mindset focused on thankfulness.

How do native speakers use this expression?