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[uh-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shuh-] /əˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃə-/
Origin of appreciatory
First recorded in 1810-20; appreciate + -ory1
Related forms
appreciatorily, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is a highly favorable notice, and, as far as it goes, appreciatory.

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

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • She was a rara avis in terris and excited any amount of appreciatory and depreciatory comment.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies

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