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appreciative

adjective ap·pre·cia·tive \ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv, -ˈpri- also -ˈprē-shē-ˌā-\

Definition of APPRECIATIVE

:  having or showing appreciation <an appreciative audience> <was appreciative of his good luck>
ap·pre·cia·tive·ly adverb
ap·pre·cia·tive·ness noun

Examples of APPRECIATIVE

  1. <his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews>
  2. <very appreciative after we helped him change his flat tire>

First Known Use of APPRECIATIVE

circa 1698
APPRECIATIVE Defined for Kids

appreciative

adjective ap·pre·cia·tive \ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv\

Definition of APPRECIATIVE for Kids

:  having or showing gratitude <an appreciative smile>
ap·pre·cia·tive·ly adverb

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