Origin of gratitudeFrench from Medieval Latin gratitudo from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: see grace
Two children express their gratitude to their dad.
The definition of gratitude is a feeling of being thankful and appreciative.
An example of gratitude is how someone would feel if their friend did something exceptionally nice for them.
The state of being grateful; thankfulness.
Origin of gratitudeMiddle English from Old French probably from Late Latin grātitūdō from Latin grātus pleasing ; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- The state of being grateful.
- You have our undying gratitude for your donation!
- We would like to express our deep gratitude for your generous support.
- She offered me gratitude for the help I gave her in Denmark.
- I extend gratitude to my parents for their love and support.
- They expressed gratitude for what she meant to them.