thankful

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adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

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>

thankfulness

noun

Examples of thankful in a sentence

  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



THANKFUL Defined for English Language Learners

thankful

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adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

Definition of thankful for English Language Learners

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

  • : of, relating to, or expressing thanks


THANKFUL Defined for Kids

thankful

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adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

Definition of thankful for Students

  1. 1 :  feeling or showing thanks :  grateful

  2. 2 :  glad 1 <“I'm so thankful I was here to help you out!” — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>

thankfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

thankfulness

noun


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