- 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.
Two children express their gratitude to their dad.
Origin of gratitudeFrench ; from Medieval Latin gratitudo ; from Classical Latin gratus, pleasing: see grace
Origin of gratitudeMiddle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwer&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
- The state of being grateful.