Definition for thankful

adjective as in appreciative

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Example Sentences

As I apply this to my career, I’m very thankful that I have a job where my work is valued and important to those around me, and beyond.

From Fortune

His book helped me in many different ways including how to be thankful and show gratitude in difficult situations, which makes them easier to manage in real time.

From Fortune

At first, I was so thankful to be alive that I decided I was going to “live life to the fullest.”

From Ozy

It’s a time to be thankful for important things we still have, not to bemoan the absence of trivial things we don’t.

We at SE Ranking are thankful for every review and mention from our clients, as we strongly believe that review culture is a driving force that helps businesses grow and provide an outstanding user experience.

Underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.

And underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.

Thankful that I made it this far without fearing dying of a treatable illness because I had no insurance.

At first, family members are awestruck—amazed and thankful that their loved one is still with them.

After my article ran, Peter was thankful, even though he was the one who was taking the real risks.

I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.

"There is a bridge up yonder, monsieur," returned the servant, thankful to have the conversation changed.

He thanked heaven she had left the neighborhood, and was equally thankful that he did not know where she had gone.

I told the poor fellow you were going to see his wife, and he was so thankful, that it did one's heart good.

Well, I am thankful yet—mine is a marvellous happy lot, to be better than a dead trumpeter!


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thankful, such as: contented, grateful, indebted, overwhelmed, pleased, and relieved.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.