‘Thank you,’ ‘I am grateful,’ ‘sincere thanks,’ ‘I am indebted to you’ and ‘I am thankful’ are some words of gratitude. Oxford dictionary defines gratitude as the quality of being thankful to someone. It is derived from the Latin word ‘gratus’ meaning ‘thankful’ or ‘pleasing.’
Gratitude is associated with the quality of showing appreciation for and to returning kindness. It is also associated with feelings or attitudes of gratefulness and thankfulness. Words of gratitude are used when one wants to appreciate another’s efforts towards them, such as appreciating someone for a favour. Following is an example of words of gratitude: Susan is grateful to her peers for lending support with the fundraiser.