Synonyms & Antonyms of greeting

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an expression of goodwill upon meeting
  • the volunteer directed the conference participants towards the coffee after offering them a cheerful greeting

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2 greetings plural best wishes
  • when you see him, give him my sincerest greetings

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present participle of greet

Synonyms of greeting (Entry 2 of 2)

to acknowledge (someone) by means of spoken words
  • The host cheerfully greeted the party guests at the door.

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The first known use of greeting was before the 12th century

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“Greeting.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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