American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being grateful or thankful; a warm and friendly feeling in response to a favor or favors received; thankfulness.
- n. Synonyms See grateful.
- n. The state of being grateful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.
- n. a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
- From French gratitude, from Medieval Latin gratitudo ("thankfulness"), from Latin gratus ("thankful"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.”
“Long-term gratitude is unlikely and suspicion of U.S. motives will increase as the occupation continues.”
“The third reason for our gratitude is the decision of the General Assembly to overwhelmingly return us to the Security Council.”
“The sense which we call gratitude, and which is not unmingled with what we call honor, came to this young cave man then.”
“She did not comprehend, perhaps, the depth of the sentiment with which her protector inspired her, which she called gratitude, but which, though she was unconscious of it, was really more than that.”
“It is what parades represent - a celebration, a commemoration, and an expression of gratitude by a community that has finally learned to separate the war from warriors.”
“Not in gratitude, but in oxytocin; the elevation that comes from community, from purpose.”
“She will also be missed by her former owner who actually bought me 40 lbs. of cat food in gratitude for my giving the kittens a home.”
“So I went ahead and borrowed a blue ribbon and am "wearing" it on my blog this week in gratitude for the very fact that I can do so, openly, without fear of suppression, persecution, or death.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘gratitude’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
words - real or unreal - ending in -itude: An it-ode as opposed to an itune???
and my mantras
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favourite word" and adds it to this list.
gonk, nerking, guap, gimp, fabulous, dabble, fabilicious, tragic, zooted, hey, cheekini, nugget and 457 more...
Start with the effect, the what; signal-patch known-belief spirit. "Write my program, routine me." New cue vs brand loyalty. Ritual Ceremony Design Technologies, Inc.
A jumble of words, sometimes contradictory, that add up to me. I'll probably be adding to this list for some time, because I'm a very complex individual. ;P
My big word list.
Words from 2008 'RocknRolla' film.
Words I like to use, words I like but may forget.
In keeping with my other Prosies (like this one). There were a number of phrases as well as words in this speech that I found particularly compelling.
My fellow citizens: I stand here ...
Words I need to use more to increase my vocabulary.
Looking for tweets for gratitude.