What is another word for thankfulness?

Pronunciation: [θˈaŋkfə͡lnəs] (IPA)

Thankfulness is an emotion that is expressed when someone shows their gratitude towards something or someone. There are several synonyms for the word "thankfulness" such as appreciation, gratefulness, recognition, acknowledgment, and gratitude. Appreciation refers to a feeling of being thankful that is typically expressed in words or actions. Gratefulness refers to the feeling of gratitude towards someone or something. Recognition refers to the acknowledgment of someone's contribution or achievement. Acknowledgment is a formal recognition of someone's contribution or efforts. Gratitude refers to the appreciation or thankfulness towards someone or something for their kindness or support. All these synonyms carry the same meaning of being thankful and expressing gratitude in different ways.

What are the hypernyms for Thankfulness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for thankfulness?

Thankfulness is the state of being grateful or appreciative of something. Its opposite, or antonym, is ingratitude, which refers to unthankfulness or a lack of appreciation. Instead of feeling grateful for what they have, an ungrateful person focuses on what they don't have, ignoring or devaluing the good things in their life. Another antonym for thankfulness is discontentment or dissatisfaction, indicating a sense of unhappiness or lacking that masks any feelings of gratitude. Finally, selfishness could be considered an antonym for thankfulness since a selfish person is more focused on their own wants and needs rather than being grateful for what they have.

Usage examples for Thankfulness

And yet these men had lately, for the very promise of so much emancipation as they now enjoyed, bowed their heads in adoring thankfulness.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
If you be grateful, what ought not to be my thankfulness?
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
But if I should not return-if an accident should happen to me, which is always possible anywhere-my last thought would be thankfulness for the happiness of the past three months.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Thankfulness

  • thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
    Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
    William Bennett
  • All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
    Daniel Defoe
  • I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence.
    John Frusciante
  • A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
    C. S. Lewis

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