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 for Grateful
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.
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              A grateful mind
              By owing, owes not, but still pays.   --Milton.
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     2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying;
        delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the
        palate; grateful sleep.
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              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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grateful
      adj 1: feeling or showing gratitude; "a grateful heart";
             "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile" [syn:
             grateful, thankful] [ant: thankless, ungrateful,
             unthankful]
      2: affording comfort or pleasure; "the grateful warmth of the
         fire"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "grateful":
     acceptable, acknowledging, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable,
     appreciative, beholden, blissful, cheerful, cognizant of,
     comforting, compatible, complaisant, congenial, consoling, cordial,
     crediting, delectable, delicious, delightful, desirable, dulcet,
     en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable,
     felicific, felicitous, fine, genial, good, goodly, gracious,
     gratified, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed,
     indebted to, likable, mellifluous, mellow, much obliged, nice,
     obliged, pleasant, pleased, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving,
     pleasureful, refreshing, rejuvenating, restorative, restoring,
     rewarding, satisfying, sensible, sweet, thankful, under obligation,
     welcome
  
  

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