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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin gratitudo, from gratus; GRATEFUL

gratitude

noun
     
grat‧i‧tude [uncountable]
the feeling of being grateful [≠ ingratitude]:
Tears of gratitude filled her eyes.
gratitude to/towards
She had a deep gratitude towards David, but she did not love him.
gratitude for
The committee expressed its gratitude for the contribution he had made.
in gratitude for something
Will you let me take you out to dinner tomorrow in gratitude for what you've done?
with gratitude
She accepted his offer with gratitude.

➔ debt of gratitude

at debt (4)

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