gratulant

gratulant

[grach-uh-luhnt]
adjective
expressing gratification; congratulatory.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English: joyful < Latin grātulant- (stem of gratulāns), equivalent to grātul- express joy (see gratulate) + -ant- -ant

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gratulate (ˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to greet joyously
2.  to congratulate
 
[C16: from Latin grātulārī, from grātus pleasing]
 
'gratulant
 
adj
 
gratu'lation
 
n
 
'gratulatory
 
adj

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