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. [1913 Webster]

A grateful mind By owing, owes not, but still pays. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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