appreciation


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a feeling of deference, approval, and liking

Synonyms for appreciation

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

an expression of gratitude

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an increase in price or value

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And now it is almost impossible to enter any modern house without seeing some recognition of good taste, some recognition of the value of lovely surroundings, some sign of appreciation of beauty.
This did not make her angry; but as she looked all over the charming scene her face had, in spite of its smile of appreciation, the flush of a sort of wounded surprise.
He is an illustration of the period of culture in which the faculty of appreciation has obtained such a preponderance over that of production that the latter sinks into a kind of rank sterility, and the mental condition becomes analogous to that of a malarious bog.
Now it does give me real pain to speak in this almost unappreciative way of the old masters and their martyrs, because good friends of mine in the ship--friends who do thoroughly and conscientiously appreciate them and are in every way competent to discriminate between good pictures and inferior ones--have urged me for my own sake not to make public the fact that I lack this appreciation and this critical discrimination myself.
I cannot agree with the painters who claim superciliously that the layman can understand nothing of painting, and that he can best show his appreciation of their works by silence and a cheque-book.
But a large number of monasteries and churches is always a sign of the backwardness of a people," said Napoleon, turning to Caulaincourt for appreciation of this remark.
Browning is a just and acceptable appreciation of his poetry as a whole, well worth reading, even at this late day.
When a thing was funny we were convulsed with appreciation of it, and the simplest, crudest things were funny to us.
Several bush dogs he had tried, but they had shown little appreciation of his kindness and had invariably run away.
But nevertheless he felt sorry for the young fellow because of the great lack in his nature that prevented him from a proper appreciation of Ruth's fineness and beauty.
He laughed with the readiest appreciation of the satire--although it was directed against himself.
He shifted on past her to the doctor, though the slightest smile curled his lip in appreciation of the way she had trapped him.
It argues, you see, a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself a proof of nobility.
They had little appreciation for external Nature or for any beauty except that of formalized Art.
I felt strongly tempted, at times, to enlighten my mother and sister on the real character and circumstances of the persecuted tenant of Wildfell Hall, and at first I greatly regretted having omitted to ask that lady's permission to do so; but, on due reflection, I considered that if it were known to them, it could not long remain a secret to the Millwards and Wilsons, and such was my present appreciation of Eliza Millward's disposition, that, if once she got a clue to the story, I should fear she would soon find means to enlighten Mr.