Synonyms and Antonyms of appreciation
1 a feeling of great approval and liking <my appreciation of her great contributions to women's sports> Synonyms account, admiration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respectRelated Words appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms disfavor
2 acknowledgment of having received something good from another <if you can do that, you'll have our heartfelt appreciation> Synonyms thanks, appreciativeness, gratefulness, gratitude, thankfulnessRelated Words thanksgiving; gratification, indebtedness, satisfaction; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), recognition, tributeAntonyms ingratitude, thanklessness, unappreciation, ungratefulness
3 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something <a course intended to give students an appreciation of abstract art> Synonyms comprehension, apprehension, grasp, grip, hold, perception, percipience, understandingRelated Words absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms incomprehension, noncomprehension
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