Synonyms and Antonyms of appreciative
1 expressing approval <his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews> Synonyms admiring, applauding, favorable, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positiveRelated Words accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatoryNear Antonyms captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slightingAntonyms adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly
2 feeling or expressing gratitude <very appreciative after we helped him change his flat tire> Synonyms grateful, appreciatory, glad, obliged, thankfulRelated Words beholden, indebted; contented, delighted, gratified, pleased, satisfied, tickled; thankingNear Antonyms inhospitable, rude, thoughtless, ungraciousAntonyms inappreciative, thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful
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