gratitude

noun
grat·​i·​tude | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce gratitude (audio) , -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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The 27-year-old, who becomes an unrestricted free agent, expressed his gratitude toward the team and fans Sunday on Twitter. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Jack Cooley and the Kings prepare for summer league. Why they won't do so together," 1 July 2018 Captain Andy handles the microphone and the afternoon is an inventory of his gratitude and his enthusiasm. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018 We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Dresses," 4 Dec. 2018 We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Married—Here's Everything We Know About the Wedding," 4 Dec. 2018 We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Included an Actual Song and Dance Competition," 2 Dec. 2018 We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Watch Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Incredible Pre-Wedding Sangeet Dances," 2 Dec. 2018 Though this diagnosis has brought many challenges, our hearts are nevertheless filled with gratitude on this occasion. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "A year after John McCain's cancer diagnosis, Cindy McCain expresses gratitude to caregivers," 13 July 2018 And then all of us would wait together for the end times, dancing and buzzing each other’s hair, eating ice cream and bursting with gratitude for our beautiful, improbable friendships. New York Times, "This Is What Happens When Friends Fall in Love," 6 July 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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gratitude

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gratitude

: a feeling of appreciation or thanks

gratitude

noun
grat·​i·​tude | \ ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce gratitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd\

Kids Definition of gratitude

: a feeling of appreciation

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