ap·​pre·​cia·​tive | \ ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv How to pronounce appreciative (audio) , -ˈpri- How to pronounce appreciative (audio) also -ˈprē-shē-ˌā- \

Definition of appreciative

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

Other Words from appreciative

appreciatively adverb
appreciativeness noun

Examples of appreciative in a Sentence

his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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ap·​pre·​cia·​tive | \ ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv How to pronounce appreciative (audio) \

Kids Definition of appreciative

: having or showing gratitude an appreciative smile

Other Words from appreciative

appreciatively adverb

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