thankful

adjective
thank·​ful | \ ˈthaŋk-fəl How to pronounce thankful (audio) \

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

Other Words from thankful

thankfulness noun

Examples of thankful in a Sentence

Everyone was thankful to hear the good news. we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet
Recent Examples on the Web The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 Investigators are thankful for all the tips that are coming in but ask that the public does not send information on children already documented as missing at this time. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 Richard is thankful for his opportunity to teach and nurture. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2022 The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 7 Apr. 2022 At the end of their runs, White presented Sherman with his 2022 CAF grant – a moment Sherman will always be thankful for. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thankful

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thankful was before the 12th century

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16 May 2022

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“Thankful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thankful. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for thankful

thankful

adjective
thank·​ful | \ ˈthaŋk-fəl How to pronounce thankful (audio) \

Kids Definition of thankful

1 : feeling or showing thanks : grateful
2 : glad sense 1 "I'm so thankful I was here to help you out!"— Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Other Words from thankful

thankfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb
thankfulness noun

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Nglish: Translation of thankful for Spanish Speakers

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