appreciatory

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

Origin of appreciatory

First recorded in 1810–20; appreciate + -ory1
Related formsap·pre·ci·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for appreciatory

Historical Examples of appreciatory

  • 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