Thankful vs Beholden - What's the difference?

thankful | beholden |


As adjectives the difference between thankful and beholden

is that thankful is showing appreciation or gratitude while beholden is obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.

thankful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Showing appreciation or gratitude.
  • I'm thankful that you helped me out today. How can I ever repay you?
  • (obsolete) Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.
  • Synonyms

    * grateful * appreciative

    Antonyms

    * thankless

    Derived terms

    * thankfully * thankfulness

    beholden

    English

    Alternative forms

    *beholding

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.
  • From an early age, I had decided I wanted to be beholden to no one.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=June 26 , author=Genevieve Koski , title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).}} English adjectives ending in -en