Etymology
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gratitude (n.)

mid-15c., "good will," from Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo) "thankfulness," from Latin gratus "thankful, pleasing" (from suffixed form of PIE root *gwere- (2) "to favor"). Meaning "thankfulness" is from 1560s.

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Definitions of gratitude

gratitude (n.)
a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation;
he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help
From wordnet.princeton.edu