Thankfulness vs Thanking - What's the difference?

thankfulness | thanking |


As nouns the difference between thankfulness and thanking

is that thankfulness is the state of being thankful while thanking is the act by which thanks are given; thanks.

As a verb thanking is

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thankfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state of being thankful.
  • * 1719-
  • All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or

    Synonyms

    *(state of being thankful) appreciation, gratefulness, gratitude

    thanking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which thanks are given; thanks.
  • * (William Shakespeare), Measure for Measure
  • Many and hearty thankings to you both.