Definition of thankful
- for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful
- thankful service
- was thankful that it didn't rain
Everyone was thankful to hear the good news.
we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'thankful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
before 12th century
What made you want to look up thankful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
having a quality expressive of sadness
Get Word of the Day daily email!