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Language: Old English
Origin: thancful, from thanc; THANKS2

thankful

adjective
     
thank‧ful [not before noun]
grateful and glad about something that has happened, especially because without it the situation would be much worse
thankful for
I'll be thankful for a good night's sleep after the week I've had.
thankful (that)
She was thankful that Chantal was there.
thankful to do something
I was thankful to make any sort of progress at all.
thankfulness noun [uncountable]

➔ be thankful for small mercies/favours

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