appreciative

appreciative [adj1] thankful beholden, grateful, indebted, obliged, responsive; concept 403 —Ant. unappreciative, ungrateful appreciative [adj2] understanding, recognizing worth admiring, affectionate, alive, aware, cognizant, conscious, considerate, cooperative, cordial, enlightened, enthusiastic, favorable, friendly, generous, keen, kindly, knowledgeable, magnanimous, mindful, perceptive, pleased, receptive, regardful, respectful, responsive, satisfied, sensitive, supportive, sympathetic, understanding; concept 402 —Ant. ignorant, neglectful

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  • Appreciative — Ap*pre ci*a*tive, a. Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience. {Ap*pre ci*a*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciative — index conscious (aware) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appreciative — (adj.) 1650s (implied in appreciatively); see APPRECIATE (Cf. appreciate) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Appreciativeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • appreciative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure. DERIVATIVES appreciatively adverb appreciativeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • appreciative — [ə prē′shə tiv, ə prē′shē ətiv; ə prē′shē āt΄iv] adj. feeling or showing appreciation appreciatively adv. appreciativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • appreciative — adj. 1) deeply, keenly, sincerely appreciative 2) appreciative of (appreciative of help) * * * [ə priːʃətɪv] keenly sincerely appreciative deeply appreciative of (appreciative of help) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appreciative — [[t]əpri͟ːʃətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An appreciative reaction or comment shows the enjoyment that you are getting from something. There is a murmur of appreciative laughter... Mrs Hastings eyes grow warmer and more appreciative with my every word.… …   English dictionary

  • appreciative — UK [əˈpriːʃətɪv] / US [əˈprɪʃətɪv] adjective showing that you are grateful or that you enjoyed something The applause was warm and appreciative. an appreciative smile appreciative of: He was sincerely appreciative of their support. an… …   English dictionary

  • appreciative — ap|pre|cia|tive [əˈpri:ʃətıv] adj 1.) feeling or showing that you enjoy something or are pleased about it appreciative audience/crowd appreciative laughter/applause 2.) [not before noun] grateful for something appreciative of ▪ She was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • appreciative — ap|pre|cia|tive [ ə priʃətıv ] adjective showing that you are grateful or that you enjoyed something: The applause was warm and appreciative. an appreciative smile appreciative of: He was sincerely appreciative of their support. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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