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Pronunciation:  u'preeshutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion; "appreciative of a beautiful landscape"; "an appreciative laugh from the audience"
  2. [adj]  feeling or expressive of gratitude; "was appreciative of his efforts"; "an appreciative word"

APPRECIATIVE is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: discriminating, grateful, thankful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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