congratulatory love

Definitions

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  • adj. Serving to congratulate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Expressive of sympathetic joy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conveying congratulation: as, congratulatory expressions; a congratulatory letter or address.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You know, people have been very congratulatory, which is good.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2004

  • With a touch of cynicism he recalled the congratulatory messages -- the very first it had carried.

    The Rapids

  • The governor's remarks came hours after President Barack Obama made what the White House described as a congratulatory call to Quinn for winning the close Democratic primary.

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  • Don't worry, it will be less 'congratulatory' and more religious we promise.

    Well, the word "holy" DID come to mind...

  • I figure their chances, without people caring, are 'an ice cube's chance in hell.'which aligns the narrator in a way with the reader, but doesn't dislocate the meaning, nor offer a kind of congratulatory "aha" moment.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • My grandfather found out after all his friends had bought him "congratulatory" rounds at the corner bar.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • But these Academical Jubilees have usually been look'd upon as a kind of congratulatory Compliment to the Accession of every new Prince to the Throne, and generally, as such, have attended them.

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume II

  • Vechten, who had found Ben at Lovejoy's Hotel, and still remained with him in New York, wrote to her brother a kind of congratulatory letter, mingled with sickly sentimental regrets for the "heart-broken, deserted and now departed Marie."

    Rosamond — or, the Youthful Error

  • It's not quite the same as having someone else to high-five with, but some kind of congratulatory action is in order.

    Arkansas Online stories

  • BEIRUT, (PIC) -- Thabet organization has rejected a phrase by American president Barack Obama in his "congratulatory" message to Israel on the 62nd anniversary of its establishment on the usurped land of Palestine in which he said that Palestine is the historical homeland of the Jewish people.

    Window Into Palestine

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