Thanking vs Grateful - What's the difference?
As a verb thanking
As a noun thanking
is the act by which thanks are given; thanks.
As an adjective grateful is
showing appreciation, being thankful.
The act by which thanks are given; thanks.
* (William Shakespeare), Measure for Measure
- Many and hearty thankings to you both.
* gratefull (archaic)
Showing appreciation, being thankful.
- I'm grateful that you helped me out.
- I'm grateful to you for helping me out
, date=May 5
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
, work=BBC Sport
, 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.
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
The Skeleton in Armor :
* Herman Melville, Omoo
- Fell I upon my spear, / Oh, death was grateful !
- grateful underfoot was the damp and slightly yielding beach, from which the waves seemed just retired.