Grate"ful(?), a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gr 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 mindMilton.
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;
Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine,Pope.
And grateful clusters swell.
Syn. -- Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; delightful; delicious.
adv. -- Grate"ful*ness,
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