Definition of appreciative in English:



  • Feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.

    ‘an appreciative audience’
    ‘the team are very appreciative of your support’
    • ‘He could be quite cheeky and a bit cussed sometimes, but he was always polite to me and very appreciative of everything.’
    • ‘Also crowds are appreciative of effort and that is what I give.’
    • ‘He was resistant at first, but soon became a careful dresser and appreciative of his wife's flair for interior design.’
    • ‘She is very appreciative of my cooking, so it's always a pleasure feeding her’
    • ‘They're very acceptable to what we're doing and appreciative of what we're doing for Scottish football.’
    • ‘I would still recommend living and working abroad as it has made me more appreciative of the things I have got back home.’
    • ‘It was too little, too late but the home support were appreciative of the late heroics even if their championship dreams were over.’
    • ‘There are patients who are appreciative of nurses helping them through their stay in hospital.’
    • ‘And for once I was actually appreciative of the early finish since I've been on my feet all day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was appreciative of the contribution the ‘great car economy’ made to the wealth of the nation.’
    • ‘Old people have been particularly appreciative of the girls' offers to collect pensions and do shopping.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘People would be more mellow and more appreciative of the things around them.’
    • ‘In the end the audience is also appreciative of people who are so undisguised.’
    • ‘Most people are very appreciative of what we do and that is very rewarding.’
    • ‘Further, the Premier is appreciative of the fact that, to date, no one has succumbed to the actions being recommended by this user.’
    • ‘The money was fantastic but, in reality, I was more appreciative of the recognition it signified.’
    • ‘Substituted in the 75th minute, he received a standing ovation from fans appreciative of his contribution.’
    grateful for, thankful for, obliged for
    supportive, encouraging, sympathetic, responsive, enthusiastic, sensitive
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