Let’s begin with the definition of gratitude, I have reference several resources for you. Unabridged (v 1.1)

–noun the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

American Heritage Dictionary – grat·i·tude (grāt’ĭ-tōōd’, -tyōōd’)

n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots


a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; “he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help” [ant: ingratitude]

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version)

gratitude [ˈgrӕtitjuːd] noun
the state of feeling grateful

Example: I wish there was some way of showing my gratitude for all you have done for me.

Arabic: شُكْر، إمتِنان
Chinese (Simplified): 感激
Chinese (Traditional): 感激
Czech: vděčnost
Danish: taknemlighed
Estonian: tänulikkus
Finnish: kiitollisuus
French: gratitude
German: die Dankbarkeit
Greek: ευγνωμοσύνη
Hungarian: hála
Icelandic: þakklæti
Indonesian: rasa terima kasih
Italian: gratitudine
Japanese: 感謝
Korean: 감사(하는 마음)
Latvian: pateicība
Lithuanian: dėkingumas
Norwegian: takknemlighet
Polish: wdzięczność
Portuguese (Brazil): gratidão
Portuguese (Portugal): gratidão
Romanian: gra­titudine
Russian: благодарность
Slovak: vďačnosť
Slovenian: hvaležnost
Spanish: gratitud
Swedish: tacksamhet
Turkish: minnettarlık, şükran


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