Definition of appreciative in English:



  • Feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.

    ‘an appreciative audience’
    ‘the team are very appreciative of your support’
    • ‘It was too little, too late but the home support were appreciative of the late heroics even if their championship dreams were over.’
    • ‘Further, the Premier is appreciative of the fact that, to date, no one has succumbed to the actions being recommended by this user.’
    • ‘And for once I was actually appreciative of the early finish since I've been on my feet all day.’
    • ‘He could be quite cheeky and a bit cussed sometimes, but he was always polite to me and very appreciative of everything.’
    • ‘Most people are very appreciative of what we do and that is very rewarding.’
    • ‘People would be more mellow and more appreciative of the things around them.’
    • ‘She is very appreciative of my cooking, so it's always a pleasure feeding her’
    • ‘The money was fantastic but, in reality, I was more appreciative of the recognition it signified.’
    • ‘He was resistant at first, but soon became a careful dresser and appreciative of his wife's flair for interior design.’
    • ‘She was appreciative of the contribution the ‘great car economy’ made to the wealth of the nation.’
    • ‘Substituted in the 75th minute, he received a standing ovation from fans appreciative of his contribution.’
    • ‘In the end the audience is also appreciative of people who are so undisguised.’
    • ‘Also crowds are appreciative of effort and that is what I give.’
    • ‘They're very acceptable to what we're doing and appreciative of what we're doing for Scottish football.’
    • ‘Old people have been particularly appreciative of the girls' offers to collect pensions and do shopping.’
    • ‘I would still recommend living and working abroad as it has made me more appreciative of the things I have got back home.’
    • ‘There are patients who are appreciative of nurses helping them through their stay in hospital.’
    • ‘After being told I was dying, I now feel very appreciative of everything.’
    • ‘I had the distinct feeling that they weren't all that interested in, or appreciative of, the heritage in their charge.’
    • ‘We know that Perth isn't the biggest place in the country, but we know the fans that do come out are very appreciative of what we are trying to achieve.’
    grateful for, thankful for, obliged for
    supportive, encouraging, sympathetic, responsive, enthusiastic, sensitive
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