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There’s a fine line between movies that are genuinely original and those that feel deliberately orchestrated to shock and repel us in a winking, self-congratulatory way.

From Time

Social media was flooded with congratulatory notes to her and actor Anthony Mackie invited her to the ESPY Awards, which he is hosting.

Forward it to a friend, and then see if they send you a congratulatory note.

From Quartz

“So in love with my son,” she captioned a photo while also sharing that celebrities like Beyoncé and Kanye West had sent congratulatory gifts her way.

He described the scene during a congratulatory call from the Nobel Committee.

From Axios

ERIK: He texted us about a few weeks ago, just to kind of give us a congratulatory text on “Skydive” and the video.

The general reaction among his teammates was congratulatory and warm, but in retrospect surprisingly muted.

Author Gary Shteyngart was even congratulatory: “Mazel Tov, Random Penguin!”

“It was not in my nature to turn the campaign into a constant exercise in self-congratulatory autobiography,” he explained.

The celebrations have been unanimous, just as they have been unanimously self-congratulatory.

Sues saucy, self-congratulatory toss of the head 14 stung her so that she could have cried out.

Lawrence received a congratulatory message from General Schofield, highly praising him.

Every effort was made to obtain congratulatory addresses on the peace from municipal bodies, and money was offered for them.

But this congratulatory strain of the queen of Sheba may be applied to the Christian age, and to "a greater than Solomon."

But it was not a simple congratulatory address that Charles, or his mother, required of his parliament.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to congratulatory, such as: celebratory, complimentary, flattering, and laudatory.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.