Gratefully



[greyt-fuh l] /ˈgreɪt fəl/

adjective
1.
warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful:
I am grateful to you for your help.
2.
expressing or actuated by gratitude:
a grateful letter.
3.
pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing:
a grateful breeze.
/ˈɡreɪtfʊl/
adjective
1.
thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative
2.
showing gratitude: a grateful letter
3.
favourable or pleasant: a grateful rest
adj.

1550s, “pleasing to the mind,” also “full of gratitude,” from obsolete adj. grate “agreeable, thankful,” from Latin gratus “pleasing” (see grace). “A most unusual formation” [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.

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