appreciative

[ uh-pree-shuh-tiv, -shee-uh-, -shee-ey- ]
/ əˈpri ʃə tɪv, -ʃi ə-, -ʃiˌeɪ- /

adjective

feeling or showing appreciation: an appreciative audience at the concert.

Origin of appreciative

First recorded in 1690–1700; appreciate + -ive
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appreciative

appreciatory

/ (əˈpriːʃɪətɪv, -ʃə-) /

adjective

feeling, expressing, or capable of appreciation
Derived Formsappreciatively or appreciatorily, adverbappreciativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for appreciative

appreciative


adj.

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

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