(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Nouns — gratitude, gratefulness, thankfulness; indebtedness; acknowledgment, recognition, thanksgiving; thanks, praise; paean, Te Deum, worship, grace; thank-offering; requital.
Verbs — be grateful, thank; give, render, return, offer, or tender thanks; acknowledge, requite; thank or bless one's [lucky] stars.
Adjectives — grateful, thankful, appreciative, obliged, beholden, indebted to, under obligation.
Interjections — thanks! much obliged! thank you! thank heaven! Heaven be praised! thanks a million! gracias! merci!
Phrases — never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Quotations — A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful (Bible), In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope for greater favors (La Rochefoucauld), Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few (Winston Churchill), A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing).
Antonyms, see ingratitude.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness, acknowledgment, response, sense of obligation, sense of indebtedness, feeling of obligation, responsiveness, thanks, praise, guerdon, requital, recognition, honor, thanksgiving, grace.
Ant. ingratitude, indifference*, thanklessness.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
appreciation, thankfulness, gratefulness, thanks, acknowledgement, recognition, sense of obligation. ''The exchequer of the poor.''—Shakespeare.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A being grateful: appreciation, gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks. See GRATEFUL.

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