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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Grateful \Grate"ful\, a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gr['e] 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. [1913 Webster] A grateful mind By owing, owes not, but still pays. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep. [1913 Webster] Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine, And grateful clusters swell. --Pope. Syn: Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; delightful; delicious. -- Grate"ful*ly, adv. -- Grate"ful*ness, n. [1913 Webster]