[grat-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈgræt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/

the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful:
He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours

mid-15c., “good will,” from Middle French gratitude (15c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) “thankfulness,” from Latin gratus “thankful, pleasing” (see grace). Meaning “thankfulness” is from 1560s.


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