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appreciative

[uh-pree-shuh-tiv, -shee-uh-, -shee-ey-] /əˈpri ʃə tɪv, -ʃi ə-, -ʃiˌeɪ-/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing appreciation:
an appreciative audience at the concert.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; appreciate + -ive
Related forms
appreciatively, adverb
appreciativeness, noun
nonappreciative, adjective
nonappreciatively, adverb
nonappreciativeness, noun
overappreciative, adjective
overappreciatively, adverb
overappreciativeness, noun
unappreciative, adjective
unappreciatively, adverb
unappreciativeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appreciativeness

appreciative

/əˈpriːʃɪətɪv; -ʃə-/
adjective
1.
feeling, expressing, or capable of appreciation
Derived Forms
appreciatively, appreciatorily, adverb
appreciativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for appreciativeness

appreciative

adj.

1650s (implied in appreciatively); see appreciate + -ive. Related: Appreciativeness.

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