congratulatory

adjective
con·​grat·​u·​la·​to·​ry | \ kən-ˈgra-chə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce congratulatory (audio) , -ˈgra-jə- \

Definition of congratulatory

: expressing or conveying congratulations a congratulatory message As the magnitude of our discovery began to sink in, I thought to myself, "I think I know how we're going to be spending the next 20 years." I turned to shake hands and receive congratulatory hugs from our ecstatic workmen.— Kent R. Weeks — see also self-congratulatory

First Known Use of congratulatory

1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of congratulatory was in 1523

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“Congratulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congratulatory. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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