Grate"ful (?), a. [Grate, a. +
full; cf. F. gré 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.
A grateful mind Milton.
By owing, owes not, but still pays.
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, Pope.
And grateful clusters swell.
Syn. -- Thankful; pleasing; acceptable; gratifying;
agreeable; welcome; delightful; delicious.
-- Grate"ful*ly, adv. --