Definition of appreciative in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈprēSH(ē)ədiv/


Feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure: the team is very appreciative of your support an appreciative audience
More example sentences
  • In the end the audience is also appreciative of people who are so undisguised.
  • She is very appreciative of my cooking, so it's always a pleasure feeding her
  • Substituted in the 75th minute, he received a standing ovation from fans appreciative of his contribution.
grateful for, thankful for, obliged for, indebted for, in someone's debt for
supportive, encouraging, sympathetic, responsive;
enthusiastic, admiring, approving, complimentary



Pronunciation: /əˈprēSH(ē)ədivlē/
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, both my sister and mother-in-law have recently spent time in hospital, and they took spoke warmly and appreciatively of the care they received there.
  • And, slowly, she put one giant paw out, then the next, and padded out a couple of feet to stand, sniffing the air appreciatively, and gazing all about her.
  • I sipped, cautiously, and then slurped, appreciatively.


Example sentences
  • But the respect and appreciativeness we are shown by the patients makes up for any fears.
  • She confessed that it was not always easy with the system in place, but the sincere appreciativeness of the patients gave great value to her efforts.
  • He articulates his conception of a politics of simplicity - one rooted in beauty, peace of mind, appreciativeness, and generosity of spirit.

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Syllabification: ap·pre·cia·tive

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