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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 grate·ful /ˈgretfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grate·ful 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.
 A grateful mind
 By owing, owes not, but still pays.   --Milton.
 2. Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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