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appreciative

[uh-pree-shuh-tiv, -shee-uh-, -shee-ey-]
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  1. feeling or showing appreciation: an appreciative audience at the concert.
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Origin of appreciative

First recorded in 1690–1700; appreciate + -ive
Related formsap·pre·cia·tive·ly, adverbap·pre·cia·tive·ness, nounnon·ap·pre·cia·tive, adjectivenon·ap·pre·cia·tive·ly, adverbnon·ap·pre·cia·tive·ness, nouno·ver·ap·pre·cia·tive, adjectiveo·ver·ap·pre·cia·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·ap·pre·cia·tive·ness, nounun·ap·pre·cia·tive, adjectiveun·ap·pre·cia·tive·ly, adverbun·ap·pre·cia·tive·ness, noun
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appreciative

appreciatory

adjective
  1. feeling, expressing, or capable of appreciation
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Derived Formsappreciatively or appreciatorily, adverbappreciativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unappreciative

adj.

1834, from un- (1) "not" + appreciative. Related: Unappreciatively; unappreciativeness.

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appreciative

adj.

1650s (implied in appreciatively); see appreciate + -ive. Related: Appreciativeness.

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