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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