- 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.
gratitude definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Midieval Latin gratitudo ; from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: see grace
gratitude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.