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congratulatory

[kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-] /kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ-/
adjective
1.
expressing or conveying congratulations:
a congratulatory telegram.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Medieval Latin congrātulātōrius, equivalent to Latin congrātulā() (see congratulate) + -tōrious -tory1
Related forms
noncongratulatory, adjective
quasi-congratulatory, adjective
uncongratulatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for con-gratulatory

congratulatory

adj.

1520s; see congratulate + -ory.

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