gratitude

noun
grat·i·tude | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of gratitude 

: the state of being grateful : thankfulness expressed gratitude for their support

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Examples of gratitude in a Sentence

Let me express my sincere gratitude for all your help. We remember with gratitude those who died defending our country.

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Morina, 36, expressed gratitude on his Facebook page to an Albanian diplomat in Italy, Consul General Adrian Haskaj, for helping to secure his release. Llazar Semini, Fox News, "Albanian fan wanted for sparking soccer match violence freed," 10 July 2018 Morina, 36, expressed gratitude on his Facebook page to an Albanian diplomat in Italy, Consul General Adrian Haskaj, for helping to secure his release. Llazar Semini, The Seattle Times, "Albanian fan wanted for sparking soccer match violence freed," 10 July 2018 Ginny was always full of a deep gratitude for the endless gifts of her life. courant.com, "Virginia Rowe," 6 July 2018 With the exception of that expression of gratitude towards his supporters, Steines has yet to directly address his firing or offer comments about his former employer. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Mark Steines Breaks Social Media Silence Following Hallmark Channel Firing," 8 June 2018 Club 49, available only to Alaska residents, is our way of showing gratitude to the state that gave us our name and the people who've kept us flying for more than 85 years. Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the Alaskans building your improved travel experience," 8 May 2018 My sympathies to his daughter and relatives, my gratitude for having known him as a friend. James Fallows, The Atlantic, "Remembering Peter Claeys," 21 Apr. 2018 On Saturday, a local clinic tweeted a statement of gratitude to blood donors, who came in droves and formed a long line immediately after news of the incident broke. Zeke Turner, WSJ, "Two Killed as Van Rams Into Small Crowd in Münster, Germany," 7 Apr. 2018 As usual, an extra helping of New Year’s gratitude to our engineer Brett Fuchs. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Is Where You Should Go in 2018: Travelogue Podcast," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gratitude

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gratitude

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus grateful

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The first known use of gratitude was in 1523

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gratitude

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gratitude

: a feeling of appreciation or thanks

gratitude

noun
grat·i·tude | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \

Kids Definition of gratitude

: a feeling of appreciation

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