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thankful

adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.

: of, relating to, or expressing thanks

Full Definition of THANKFUL

1
:  conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>
2
:  expressive of thanks <thankful service>
3
:  well pleased :  glad <was thankful that it didn't rain>
thank·ful·ness noun

Examples of THANKFUL

  1. Everyone was thankful to hear the good news.
  2. <we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet>

First Known Use of THANKFUL

before 12th century
THANKFUL Defined for Kids

thankful

adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

Definition of THANKFUL for Kids

1
:  feeling or showing thanks :  grateful
2
:  glad 1 <“I'm so thankful I was here to help you out!” — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>
thank·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
thank·ful·ness noun

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