congratulatory love


from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Expressive of sympathetic joy.

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  • adjective Serving to congratulate.

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

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


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

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