Definition of Appreciative

1. Adjective. Feeling or expressive of gratitude. "An appreciative word"

Similar to: Grateful, Thankful
Derivative terms: Appreciate, Appreciativeness



2. Adjective. Having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion. "An appreciative laugh from the audience"
Similar to: Discriminating
Derivative terms: Appreciate

Definition of Appreciative

1. a. Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience.

Definition of Appreciative

1. Adjective. Showing appreciation or gratitude. ¹

2. Adjective. Capable of showing appreciation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appreciative

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Appreciative

appraisingly
appraisive
apprecation
apprecations
apprecatory
appreciable
appreciably
appreciant
appreciate
appreciated
appreciates
appreciating
appreciatingly
appreciation
appreciations
appreciative (current term)
appreciatively
appreciativeness
appreciator
appreciatorily
appreciators
appreciatory
apprecihate
apprehend
apprehended
apprehender
apprehenders
apprehending
apprehends
apprehensibility

Literary usage of Appreciative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"... Johnson, Gallatin, Edwards and Hamilton, the interest could not be improved. Every speaker had an appreciative hearing and in mpst places every seat JF ..."

2. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"CHAPTER XI IMPROVEMENT IN INFORMATIONAL, appreciative, ANALYTIC AND SELECTIVE FUNCTIONS The account of the amount, rate, changes in rate, conditions and ..."

3. The Ruling Principle of Method Applied to Education by Antonio Rosmini, Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey (1889)
"appreciative volitions are those which arise from the comparison of two objects, whether good or bad, of which we value one more or less than the other. ..."

4. The Bookman (1907)
"For thirty years and more, and always from the viewpoint of the born naturalist, who is also keenly appreciative of the beautiful, Mr. Burroughs has been ..."

5. History of Colorado by Wilbur Fiske Stone (1918)
"He also belongs to the Denver Athletic Club and is appreciative of the social ... He turns to golf and tennis for recreation, and that he is appreciative of ..."

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