Thankful vs Glad - What's the difference?
As an adjective thankful
is showing appreciation or gratitude.
As a verb glad is
Showing appreciation or gratitude.
(obsolete) Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy.
- I'm thankful that you helped me out today. How can I ever repay you?
Pleased, happy, gratified.
*(Bible), (w) x.1:
*:A wise son maketh a glad father.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:Glad am I that your highness is so armed.
*:"I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal. I never did that. I always made up my mind I'd be a big man some day, and—I'm glad I didn't steal."
(lb) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.
*Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
*:Her conversation / More glad to me than to a miser money is.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Glad' evening and ' glad morn crowned the fourth day.
The comparative "gladder" and superlative "gladdest" are not incorrect but may be unfamiliar enough to be taken as such. In both American and British English, the forms "more" and "most glad" are equally common in print and more common in daily speech.
To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
* Alexander Pope
- that which gladded all the warrior train
* 1922 , , Epithalamium , line 3
- Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
- God that glads the lover's heart