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appreciation

[uh-pree-shee-ey-shuh n] /əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
gratitude; thankful recognition:
They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
2.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
3.
clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality:
a course in art appreciation.
4.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
5.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
6.
a critique or written evaluation, especially when favorable.
Origin of appreciation
1600-1610
1600-10; earlier appretiation < Late Latin appretiāt(us) (see appreciate) + -ion, or < French appréciation
Related forms
appreciational, adjective
nonappreciation, noun
overappreciation, noun
self-appreciation, noun
superappreciation, noun
unappreciation, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-appreciation
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  • He supported no dignity and permitted a familiarity which indicated no self-appreciation of his real rank in the world of letters.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
  • What particularly fascinates you is his lack of self-appreciation.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • He knew the qualities of a mind that had no just self-appreciation.

    A Captain in the Ranks George Cary Eggleston
  • "I knew it," said Kernan, raising his glass, with a flushed smile of self-appreciation.

  • His long hair went round his head in a swirl, and he bore himself with an air of damaged, apologetic, self-appreciation.

  • There was a touch of the Satanic in this that pleased Andrew and made Allister show his teeth in self-appreciation.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • The nationality of Argentina is not founded on tradition; it comes from the fervour of self-appreciation.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • He certainly was no more contented than before, nor was his self-appreciation materially diminished.

    Fame and Fortune Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • There are, no doubt, many exceptions to this form of self-appreciation.

    Illusions James Sully
  • He had won the victory of his life, and he was feeling with a glow of self-appreciation that he had done a generous thing.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for self-appreciation

appreciation

/əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən; -sɪ-/
noun
1.
thanks or gratitude
2.
assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things
3.
perceptive recognition of qualities, as in art
4.
an increase in value, as of goods or property
5.
a written review of a book, etc, esp when favourable
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Word Origin and History for self-appreciation

appreciation

n.

c.1600 (with an isolated use from c.1400), from Anglo-French appreciation, noun of action from Old French apprécier (14c.), from Late Latin appretiare "estimate the quality of" (see appreciate). Generally with a sense of "high estimation" from c.1650. Meaning "expression of (favorable) estimation" is from 1858; sense of "rise in value" is from c.1790.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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