Definition of gratitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gratitude

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡrætɪtjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrætɪtuːd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the feeling of being grateful and wanting to express your thanks He smiled at them with gratitude. gratitude (to somebody) (for something) I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their hard work. She was presented with the gift in gratitude for her long service. a deep sense of gratitude I owe you a great debt of gratitude (= feel extremely grateful). opposite ingratitudeWord Familygrateful adjective (ungrateful)gratefully adverbgratitude noun (ingratitude) Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus ‘pleasing, thankful’.Extra examples His kindness and support earned him her eternal gratitude. I remember them with gratitude. I sent him some money as a token of my gratitude. I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude to the staff for their patience. They deserve our gratitude for all the work they do. We owe her a deep debt of gratitude for her services. You have our undying gratitude. my gratitude at her thoughtfulness the very deep gratitude I felt towards her He smiled at them with gratitude. I feel a deep sense of gratitude to her. I owe you a great debt of gratitude.
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