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