congratulatory

[ kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng- ]
/ kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ- /

adjective

expressing or conveying congratulations: a congratulatory telegram.

Origin of congratulatory

1515–25; < Medieval Latin congrātulātōrius, equivalent to Latin congrātulā(rī) (see congratulate) + -tōrious -tory1

Related forms

non·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectivequa·si-con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·grat·u·la·to·ry, adjective
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