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Grate"ful (?), a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gré thanks, good will, fr. L. gratum, neut. of gratus agreeable, grateful. See Grate, a.] 1. Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart.
A grateful mind Milton.
By owing, owes not, but still pays.
2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.
Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine, Pope.
And grateful clusters swell.
Syn. -- Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; delightful; delicious.
-- Grate"ful*ly, adv. -- Grate"ful*ness, n.