American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Aware and appreciative of a benefit; grateful.
- adj. Expressive of gratitude: a thankful smile.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful.
- Expressive of thanks; given or done in token of thanks.
- Deserving thanks; meritorious; acceptable.
- Pleasing; pleasant.
- Synonyms See grateful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.
- adj. Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful.
- adj. feeling or showing gratitude
- From thank + -ful. (Wiktionary)
“I _am_ thankful for that," broke in Felix, "most _thankful_!”
“I remain thankful to so many across this state and nation for their words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult time.”
“I am, in short, thankful for private-property markets that are the main driving force behind these and many other anti-pollutants -- a force so powerful that we today enjoy the incredible luxury of being able to worry, should we so choose, about very distant and very speculative forms of environmental problems such as species loss and global warming.”
“Nagi is again thankful for his rescue and says he wants to repay him.”
“Until then, I just keep hoping that Republicans will stop caring about what Ted Kennedy will say and remain thankful because it could be far worse.”
“I promise to remain thankful and yes, to thank a least one staff daily!”
“The one huge relief for which I am very thankful is not having to commute on icy roads in rush hour traffic on a 4 or 6 lane freeway.”
“Sometimes I feel a little troubled about my own increased expenditure, and sometimes I am worried overmuch about the details of the housekeeping; for you know, till this winter, I have not kept house for several years, and one loses the habit and faculty for it; oftenest of all, however, I am thankful from the bottom of my heart for the general blessed peace of these, my latter days.”
“But that delusive passion has subsided, and among the unmerited mercies for which I have to be thankful is that, in my frantic pursuit of Clara Day, I was not cursed with success!”
“When I stood there, the earth, reposing in thankful peace, was bathed in the glad light of Heaven.”
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Words that have been used as baby names, including virtue names, nature names, place names, etc.
The title is an actual name given to a Puritan boy in the 17th century.
eyeful, I-ful, i beamful, eifel
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