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appreciatory

[ uh-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shuh- ]
/ əˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃə- /
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Origin of appreciatory

First recorded in 1810–20; appreciate + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM appreciatory

ap·pre·ci·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
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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
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