Grateful vs Acceptable - What's the difference?

grateful | acceptable |


As adjectives the difference between grateful and acceptable

is that grateful is showing appreciation, being thankful while acceptable is capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable'' present, one ''acceptable to us.

grateful

English

(Gratitude)

Alternative forms

* gratefull (archaic)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Showing appreciation, being thankful.
  • I'm grateful that you helped me out.
    I'm grateful to you for helping me out
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Carroll thought he had equalised with his header against the bar with eight minutes left. Liverpool claimed the ball had cross the line and Chelsea were grateful for a miraculous intervention from Cech to turn his effort on to the woodwork.}}
  • Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.
  • Pleasing, welcome.
  • * Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Skeleton in Armor :
  • Fell I upon my spear, / Oh, death was grateful !
  • * Herman Melville, Omoo
  • grateful underfoot was the damp and slightly yielding beach, from which the waves seemed just retired.

    Synonyms

    * thankful * appreciative

    Antonyms

    * ungrateful

    Derived terms

    * gratefulness

    acceptable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable'' present, one ''acceptable to us.
  • Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.
  • Antonyms

    * unacceptable * inacceptable

    Derived terms

    * acceptableness * acceptably