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
Recent Examples of appreciative from the Web
Our attitude should be friendly, appreciative and outgoing.
One especially appreciative motorist even handed him a glass of Champagne at a stoplight.
Somber, but appreciative Still, holiday cheer won’t come easily.
Sims also is appreciative of his parents, who enabled him to attend clinics and recruiting camps.
For their part, the organizations that have been on the receiving end of fashion's political activism seem appreciative (and not dubious) of the funds and publicity.
The street and sidewalk around us erupt with appreciative sighs and laughter.
Being Republican in a town not used to them was another theme in Mr. Ryan’s remarks, which were met with appreciative laughter.
The clients who do come in are appreciative of the free services.
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First Known Use of appreciative
Synonymsadmiring, applauding, favorable, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positive
Antonymsadverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly
Related Wordsaccepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatory
Near Antonymscaptious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slighting
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