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gratitude

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡratɪtjuːd
 
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Definition of gratitude in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness: she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support
More example sentences
  • As a return of gratitude, he is willing to share a large percentage of the sum with you.
  • He realised his life since had been wasted on drugs and wanted to express gratitude to the police for having caught him.
  • Ken would like to extend sincere gratitude to all who voted for him during the competition.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus 'pleasing, thankful'.

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