Definition of appreciative in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃ(ɪ)ətɪv/


Feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure: an appreciative audience the team are very appreciative of your support
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.
in someone's debt, obligated
supportive, encouraging, sympathetic, responsive, enthusiastic, sensitive



Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃ(ɪ)ətɪvli/
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.


Pronunciation: /əˈpriːʃətɪvnəs/
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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