Appreciable vs. Appreciative

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  • Appreciable (adjective)

    Large enough to be estimated; perceptible; considerable.

  • Appreciative (adjective)

    Showing appreciation or gratitude.

  • Appreciative (adjective)

    Capable of showing appreciation.

  • Appreciable (adjective)

    Capable of being appreciated or estimated; large enough to be estimated; perceptible; as, an appreciable quantity.

  • Appreciative (adjective)

    Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience.

Webster Dictionary
  • Appreciable (adjective)

    enough to be estimated or measured;

    "appreciable amounts of noxious wastes are dumped into the harbor"

  • Appreciative (adjective)

    feeling or expressive of gratitude;

    "was appreciative of his efforts"

    "an appreciative word"

  • Appreciative (adjective)

    having or showing appreciation or a favorable critical judgment or opinion;

    "appreciative of a beautiful landscape"

    "an appreciative laugh from the audience"

Princeton's WordNet

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