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synonyms for approvingly

  • cordially
  • enthusiastically
  • fairly
  • generously
  • positively
  • agreeably
  • amiably
  • courteously
  • graciously
  • heartily
  • helpfully
  • receptively
  • usefully
  • willingly
  • with approbation
  • with approval
  • without prejudice

antonyms for approvingly

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  • unfavorably
  • unfriendly
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How to use approvingly in a sentence

She shook hands approvingly with the young American and asked her to come over informally to luncheon on the morrow.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Very nice animals, maam, replied Mr. Bumble, approvingly; so very domestic.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Brittles is right, said Mr. Giles, nodding his head, approvingly; from a woman nothing else was to be expected.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Still they were pleased to hear him, the elders nodding their heads approvingly, and smiling at one another.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
"I think we have exchanged compliments enough," said he, and Fortunio wagged his head approvingly.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Alfred grunted approvingly, for this made pursuit more difficult, and so gained them a little more time.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Yakov was not annoyed by these attentions—though the herb tea he left untouched—he merely nodded his head approvingly.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
"Not a bad idee," said the Deacon approvingly, as he poked the ashes in his pipe with his little finger.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
"Not at all, son; go straight ahead," the great manager said approvingly.
BREAD OVERHEADFRITZ REUTER LEIBER
He looked approvingly at the clear blue water of the little lake.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
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WORDS RELATED TO APPROVINGLY

  • agreeably
  • amiably
  • approvingly
  • cordially
  • courteously
  • enthusiastically
  • fairly
  • generously
  • graciously
  • heartily
  • helpfully
  • positively
  • receptively
  • usefully
  • willingly
  • with approbation
  • with approval
  • without prejudice
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.