1. Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart. A grateful mind By owing, owes not, but still pays. (Milton)

2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep. Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine, And grateful clusters swell. (Pope)

Synonym: Thankful, pleasing, acceptable, gratifying, agreeable, welcome, delightful, delicious.



Origin: grate, . _ full; cf. F. Gre thanks, good will, fr. L. Gratum, neut. Of gratus agreeable, grateful. See grate.

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