Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Expressive of admiration; appreciative: as, appreciatory words.

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

  • adjective Showing appreciation; appreciative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Showing appreciation; appreciative.

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Examples

  • “Well, well, well!” said Ann in a low descending scale, and with an appreciatory nod to each word.

    Sister Ann

  • But she was already reading the brief article aloud, slowly but with appreciatory expression.

    'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands

  • Diana watched the rapidly moving, compact square eagerly with appreciatory eyes -- it was a beautiful sight.

    The Sheik

  • He deprecated any remarks appreciatory of his wonderful services.

    T. De Witt Talmage As I Knew Him

  • Mr. Macey, not doubting that he had been listened to, paused, in the expectation of some appreciatory reply, but Marner remained silent.

    Silas Marner (1885)

  • Mr. Macey, not doubting that he had been listened to, paused, in the expectation of some appreciatory reply, but

    Silas Marner

  • As far as the cost, we're raising $4500 to print the book and send our 20+ contributors small, appreciatory checks.

    The Apiary

  • As far as the cost, we're raising $4500 to print the book and send our 20+ contributors small, appreciatory checks.

    The Apiary

  • A few days later, The Smoking Gun reports, the bank called to explain the card violated "image upload guidelines," and requested its return, for which he'd be gifted with an appreciatory "$50 customer goodwill statement credit."

    Gawker: Defamer

  • So Grady writes sentences like the following: “We, like Shakespeare, need to supplement Althusser and Machiavelli with more Montaignean theories, more appreciatory of the resistance of the subject to interpellation and cognizant of the instability of identity and the openness of subjectivity to new investments, identities and relations of powerâ€.

    The Valve

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