Definition of thankful in English:

thankful

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Pronunciation: /ˈθaŋkfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

thankfulness

noun
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  • The intended spirit of the ancient festival is one of gentleness and thankfulness, paying respect to elders and showing appreciation for the gift of life-giving water.
  • They thanked him for the references he had supplied, and graciously he acknowledged their thankfulness though he could not remember any assistance; was this a problem?
  • We are able to perceive a tone of gratitude and thankfulness for Carver's willingness to share his scientific largesse with the surrounding community.

Origin

Old English thancful (see thank, -ful).

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