congratulatory

[kuhn-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuhng-]
adjective
expressing or conveying congratulations: a congratulatory telegram.

Origin:
1515–25; < Medieval Latin congrātulātōrius, equivalent to Latin congrātulā() (see congratulate) + -tōrious -tory1

noncongratulatory, adjective
quasi-congratulatory, adjective
uncongratulatory, adjective
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congratulate (kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by on) to communicate pleasure, approval, or praise to (a person or persons); compliment
2.  (often foll by on) to consider (oneself) clever or fortunate (as a result of): she congratulated herself on her tact
3.  obsolete to greet
 
[C16: from Latin congrātulārī, from grātulārī to rejoice, from grātus pleasing]
 
congratu'lation
 
n
 
con'gratulator
 
n
 
con'gratulatory
 
adj
 
con'gratulative
 
adj

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Example sentences
Some were congratulatory and supportive, even grateful.
It is a ceremonial gift at weddings and on congratulatory occasions.
Yet alongside these congratulatory tones, there is also a current of worry.
Perhaps you ought to be thankful that you weren't born as a dog, rather than
  reveling in this self-congratulatory drivel.
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