The definition of gratitude is a feeling of being thankful and appreciative.noun
An example of gratitude is how someone would feel if their friend did something exceptionally nice for them.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < ML gratitudo < L gratus, pleasing: see grace
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.