[kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-]
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Origin of congratulatory

1515–25; < Medieval Latin congrātulātōrius, equivalent to Latin congrātulā(rī) (see congratulate) + -tōrious -tory1
Related formsnon·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectivequa·si-con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for congratulatory

complimentary, celebratory, flattering, laudatory

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Word Origin and History for congratulatory

1520s; see congratulate + -ory.

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