Gratitude meaning

grătĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
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.

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The state of being grateful.
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A feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness.
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The state of being grateful; thankfulness.
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Origin of gratitude

  • Middle English from Old French probably from Late Latin grātitūdō from Latin grātus pleasing gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gratitude, from Medieval Latin gratitudo (“thankfulness”), from Latin gratus (“thankful”).

    From Wiktionary