appreciative Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite feeling or expressive of gratitude
    • was appreciative of his efforts
    • an appreciative word
  2. adjective satellite having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion
    • appreciative of a beautiful landscape
    • an appreciative laugh from the audience


Ap*pre"ci*a*tive adjective
  1. Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience. -- Ap*pre"ci*a*tive*ly, adv.

Webster 1913