Synonyms for gratefulness

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And now the sense of gratefulness cannot longer be repressed.

He has the ways of our dog-friends, their patience and fidelity, their gratefulness for pats.

I will ever have a lively feeling of gratefulness for your devotion.

Handel was engaged there with gratefulness by promising “some better music.”

He looked into his heart; there was no animosity; there was nothing at all but a sense of gratefulness.

Yet Helen, with all her warmth and gratefulness, had to laugh at her sister.

He felt again the elation of his appointment, the gratefulness of appreciation.

Then there is the other peace, it is the peace of gratefulness: “Be ye thankful.”

It's full of joy and gratefulness and everything that is sweet.

Her relief was a release; it was so strange that it was gratefulness.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.

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