What is another word for appreciatively?

Pronunciation: [ɐpɹˈiːʃi͡ətˌɪvli] (IPA)

Appreciatively is an adverb that indicates an action or reaction that is done in a way that shows gratitude, enjoyment, or admiration. There are several synonyms that can be used to replace appreciatively in a sentence. These include thankfully, gratefully, favorably, glowingly, pleasingly, approvingly, positively, congratulatorily, contentedly, and thankfully. Each of these synonyms carries a slightly different connotation, but all of them convey a sense of appreciation for something or someone. Whether expressing gratitude for a gift or admiring a job well done, using one of these synonyms in place of appreciatively can help create a more varied and descriptive piece of writing.

What are the hypernyms for Appreciatively?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for appreciatively?

Antonyms for the word "appreciatively" include "disapprovingly," "critically," "negatively," "unfavorably," and "unappreciatively." These words suggest a lack of recognition or appreciation for someone or something. Disapprovingly implies a judgment against the subject, critical suggests a scrutiny and fault-finding approach, and negatively connotes a pessimistic outlook. Unfavorably and unappreciatively imply an absence of praise or admiration. Using these words in place of appreciatively can significantly alter the tone and meaning of a sentence. Therefore, it is essential to consider the intended message and context of a sentence before selecting the appropriate antonym of appreciatively.

What are the antonyms for Appreciatively?

Usage examples for Appreciatively

She gazed appreciatively at the high ceiling and the shining oak wainscotings of the wide corridor through which she was passing.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
"Ah, well, you look strong," said the Signor appreciatively.
Hugh Walpole
They opened wide as the narrator described the scene in the storeroom and Pinto's peculiar behavior, and he chuckled appreciatively at the account of the impostor's visit to the Sphere office.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon

Famous quotes with Appreciatively

  • Certainly that mild quip of the elderly man wouldn't shock anybody today. We might laugh appreciatively at his wit, but that would be the extent of our reaction.
    Madeleine L'Engle
  • “I’m your apprentice!” Simon protested. “When are you going to teach me something?” “Idiot boy! What do you think I’m doing? I’m trying to teach you to read and to write. That’s the most important thing. What do you to learn?” “Magic!” Simon said immediately. Morgenes stared at him. “And what about reading...?” the doctor asked ominously. Simon was cross. As usual, people seemed determined to balk him at every turn. “I don’t know,” he said. What’s so important about reading and letters, anyway? Books are just stories about things. Why should I want to read books?” Morgenes grinned, an old stoat finding a hole in the henyard fence. “Ah, boy, how can I be mad at you...what a wonderful, charming, perfectly stupid thing to say!” The doctor chuckled appreciatively, deep in his throat. “What do you mean?” Simon’s eyebrows moved together as he frowned. “Why is it wonderful and stupid?” “Wonderful because I have such a wonderful answer,” Morgenes laughed. Stupid because...because young people are made stupid, I suppose—as tortoises are made with shells, and wasps with stings—it is their protection against life’s unkindnesses.” “Begging your pardon?” Simon was totally flummoxed now. “Books,” Morgenes said grandly, leaning back on his precarious stool, “—books magic. That is the simple answer. And books are traps as well.” “Magic? Traps?” “Books are a form of magic—” the doctor lifted the volume he had just laid on the stack, “—because they span time and distance more surely than any spell or charm. What did so-and-so think about such-and-such two hundred years agone? Can you fly back through the ages and ask him? No—or at least, probably not. But, ah! If he wrote down his thoughts, if somewhere there exists a scroll, or a book of his logical discourses...he speaks to you! Across centuries! And if you wish to visit far Nascadu or lost Khandia, you have also but to open a book....” “Yes, yes, I suppose I understand all that.” Simon did not try to hide his disappointment. This was not what had meant by the word “magic.” “What about traps, then? Why ‘traps’?” Morgenes leaned forward, waggling the leather-bound volume under Simon’s nose. “A piece of writing a trap,” he said cheerily, “and the best kind. A book, you see, is the only kind of trap that keeps its captive—which is knowledge—alive forever. The more books you have,” the doctor waved an all-encompassing hand about the room, “the more traps, then the better chance of capturing some particular, elusive, shining beast—one that might otherwise die unseen.”
    Tad Williams

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