Origin of congratulatory
Related formsnon·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectivequa·si-con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjective
Examples from the Web for congratulatory
ERIK: He texted us about a few weeks ago, just to kind of give us a congratulatory text on “Skydive” and the video.Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?|Melissa Leon|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The general reaction among his teammates was congratulatory and warm, but in retrospect surprisingly muted.
The defense quoted a congratulatory e-mail she sent him as the carnage in Mumbai filled television screens worldwide.
He turned to her with congratulatory admiration so fervid that she shrank somewhat, notwithstanding that she knew him so well.The Mayor of Casterbridge|Thomas Hardy
He lavished condoling or congratulatory phrases apropos of all the petty miseries and all the little felicities of life.The Deputy of Arcis|Honore de Balzac
The stage-door burst open and a crowd of congratulatory friends burst in and gathered around the disheveled actors and committee.When Patty Went to College|Jean Webster
He did his best to smother her refusal by advancing to the professor with congratulatory hand extended.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
Here he received embassies and congratulatory addresses from the different princes of Italy.History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain|William H. Prescott