Thesaurus

appreciative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of appreciative

  1. 1 expressing approval his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews Synonyms of appreciative admiring, applauding, favorable, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positiveWords Related to appreciative accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatoryNear Antonyms of appreciative captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slightingAntonyms of appreciative adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly

  2. 2 feeling or expressing gratitude very appreciative after we helped him change his flat tire Synonyms of appreciative grateful, appreciatory, glad, obliged, thankfulWords Related to appreciative beholden, indebted; contented, delighted, gratified, pleased, satisfied, tickled; thankingNear Antonyms of appreciative inhospitable, rude, thoughtless, ungraciousAntonyms of appreciative inappreciative, thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up appreciative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!