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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Expressing or manifesting praise.

Usage examples (21)
  • Today even the "approbatory" epithet seems too strong as Ellmann's final word on the text that he watched disintegrate.
  • (Chorus of giggles and approbatory nods from the sympathizing audience of fifty.)
  • Or maybe German readers are just more polite about sending approbatory messages to favourite authors.
  • Mrs. Moore could speak — Very true, however, was all she said, with a motion of her head that expressed the bow-approbatory. for more
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