[ uh-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shuh- ]


Origin of appreciatory

First recorded in 1810–20; appreciate + -ory1

Other words from appreciatory

  • ap·pre·ci·a·to·ri·ly, adverb

Words Nearby appreciatory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use appreciatory in a sentence

  • 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
  • He deprecated any remarks appreciatory of his wonderful services.

    T. De Witt Talmage | T. De Witt Talmage