1. [syn: grateful, thankful]
2. affording comfort or pleasure;
- Example: "the grateful warmth of the fire"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Grateful \Grate"ful\, a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gr['e]
thanks, good will, fr. L. gratum, neut. of gratus agreeable,
grateful. See Grate, a.]
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
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.
Syn: Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying; agreeable;
welcome; delightful; delicious. -- Grate"ful*ly, adv.
-- Grate"ful*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart";
"grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile" [syn:
grateful, thankful] [ant: thankless, ungrateful,
2: affording comfort or pleasure; "the grateful warmth of the
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "grateful":
acceptable, acknowledging, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable,
appreciative, beholden, blissful, cheerful, cognizant of,
comforting, compatible, complaisant, congenial, consoling, cordial,
crediting, delectable, delicious, delightful, desirable, dulcet,
en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable,
felicific, felicitous, fine, genial, good, goodly, gracious,
gratified, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed,
indebted to, likable, mellifluous, mellow, much obliged, nice,
obliged, pleasant, pleased, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving,
pleasureful, refreshing, rejuvenating, restorative, restoring,
rewarding, satisfying, sensible, sweet, thankful, under obligation,