Definition of Thankful

1. Adjective. Feeling or showing gratitude. "A thankful smile"

Exact synonyms: Grateful
Similar to: Appreciative, Glad
Derivative terms: Gratefulness, Thankfulness
Antonyms: Ungrateful



Definition of Thankful

1. a. Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.

Definition of Thankful

1. Adjective. Showing appreciation or gratitude. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thankful

1. feeling gratitude [adj -FULLER, -FULLEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thankful

thank goodness
thank heavens
thank offering
thank one's lucky stars
thank you
thank you so much
thank you very much
thank yous
thanka
thankas
thanke
thanked
thankee
thanker
thankers
thankful (current term)
thankfuller
thankfullest
thankfully
thankfulness
thankfulnesses
thanking
thankings
thankless
thankless wretch
thanklessly
thanklessness
thanklessnesses
thankly
thanks

Literary usage of Thankful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"... was not for himself, but for him that will accept it for his salvation, and be thankful. And now was my heart full of joy, mine eyes full of tears, ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"himself, but for him that will accept it for his salvation, and be thankful. And now was my heart full of joy, mine eyes full of tears, and mine affections ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen, Reginald Brimley Johnson (1892)
"Poor Lydia's situation must, at best, be bad enough ; but that it was no worse, she had need to be thankful. She felt it so ; and though, in looking forward ..."

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