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Webster 1913 Edition


Gratitude

Grat′i-tude

,
Noun.
[F.
gratitude
, LL.
gratitudo
, from
gratus
agreeable, grateful. See
Grate
,
Adj.
]
The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.
The debt immense of endless
gratitude.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gratitude

GRAT'ITUDE

,
Noun.
[L. gratitudo, from gratus, pleasing. See Grace.]
An emotion of the heart, excited by a favor or benefit received; a sentiment of kindness or good will towards a benefactor; thankfulness. Gratitude is an agreeable emotion, consisting in or accompanied with good will to a benefactor,and a disposition to make a suitable return of benefits or services, or when no return can be made, with a desire to see the benefactor prosperous and happy. Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence, as it implies a feeling and generous heart, and a proper sense of duty.
The love of God is the sublimest gratitude.

Definition 2022


gratitude

gratitude

English

Noun

gratitude (countable and uncountable, plural gratitudes)

  1. The state of being grateful.

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Etymology

Derived from ingratitude, from Late Latin ingratitudo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa.ti.tyd/
  • Homophone: gratitudes
  • Hyphenation: gra‧ti‧tude

Noun

gratitude f (plural gratitudes)

  1. gratitude.

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