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thankful

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adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

Simple Definition of thankful

  • : 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. 1 :  conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>

  2. 2 :  expressive of thanks <thankful service>

  3. 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>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thankful

before 12th century




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