thankful - definition and synonyms


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  1. grateful for something, or pleased that something unpleasant is no longer happening or did not happen

    I suppose I should be thankful.

    thankful for:

    We are so thankful for all the support we received.

    thankful (that):

    We can only be thankful that there were not more casualties.

    thankful to do something:

    Those whose homes were damaged were just thankful to be alive.

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