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English definition of “grateful”

grateful

adjective     /ˈɡreɪt.fəl/
B1 showing or expressing thanks, especially to another person: I'm so grateful (to you) for all that you've done. If you could get that report finished by Thursday I'd be very grateful. After the earthquake we felt grateful to be alive. I'm just grateful that I'm not still working for him.formal I would be most grateful if you would send me the book immediately. → Opposite ungratefulRelieved and thankful ungratefulGrammar:or ?We use grateful to talk about how we feel when someone is kind to us or does us a favour:See more gratefully     /-i/ adverb She smiled at me gratefully.Relieved and thankful
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