appreciative

adjective ap·pre·cia·tive \ ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv , -ˈpri- also -ˈprē-shē-ˌā- \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of appreciative

: having or showing appreciation
  • an appreciative audience
  • was appreciative of his good luck

appreciatively

adverb

appreciativeness

noun

Examples of appreciative in a Sentence

  1. his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews

  2. very appreciative after we helped him change his flat tire

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First Known Use of appreciative

circa 1698

in the meaning defined above

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APPRECIATIVE Defined for Kids

appreciative

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

Definition of appreciative for Students

: having or showing gratitude
  • an appreciative smile

appreciatively

adverb


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