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Grateful and gratitude - thesaurus

Synonyms

grateful

adjective

feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or have done something for you

gratitude

noun

a feeling of being grateful to someone because they have given you something or have done something for you

thankful

adjective

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

indebted

adjective

grateful to someone for their help

appreciative

adjective

showing that you are grateful or that you enjoyed something

be glad of something

to be grateful to have something

debt

noun

an obligation to be grateful to someone because they have done something for you

obligation

noun

a grateful feeling that you have towards someone who has done something for you

appreciation

noun

the feeling you have when you are grateful to someone

touch

verb

to feel grateful because someone has been very kind to you

utang na loob

noun

Philippine English a feeling that you have a moral duty to help someone or return a favour

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beholden

adjective

formal feeling an obligation to do something for someone who has helped you in the past

be thankful/grateful for small mercies

used to say that you should be grateful for something good that has happened because it is one of the few good things in a bad situation

mercifully

adverb

mainly literary used for showing that you are grateful that something has happened, because it has prevented or ended something bad

thankfully

adverb

in a grateful way

under an obligation

feeling grateful towards someone who has done something for you

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