approbative


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Synonyms for approbative

expressing or manifesting praise or approval

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One might then expect a clear definition--even an attempt at one--given the very looseness and indefiniteness of the social meaning of the term, which can at times act as little more than an empty approbative: to label something creative is to offer approval or praise.
Subsequently, the sensus fidei was operative in the early Christian community's "approbative reception" of some writings into the NT canon and the exclusion of others.
Ambivalence poses a similar problem for the fitting-attitudes semantics for the moral predicates "good" and "bad." According to the fitting-attitudes theory, something is good just in case it would be fitting (appropriate) to take an approbative attitude (e.g., love, choice, desire pursuit, approval, admiration, liking) towards it and bad just in case it would be fitting (appropriate) to take a disapprobative attitude (e.g., hate, avoidance, disapproval, contempt, disliking) towards it.
He procured the approbative statements of such eminent soldiers as Generals Hunter Liggett, Robert L.
One could, after all, combine moral sentimentalism and divine command theory in the thesis that what it is right to do is what God commands, and that God commands what he does command simply because he has an approbative attitude toward it.
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country has garnered a good deal of approbative and insightful critical response.
(13) Although Hegel certainly read Wealth of Nations and drew on it in other contexts, Smith's derisive depiction of colonial monopoly as a profligate burden on taxpayers and an impediment to industry bears no resemblance to Hegel's approbative account.
Friedrich is also shown receiving approbative revelations of the type so often reported of women mystics--in which he learned, for instance, that he would eventually have a place in the sixth rank of heavenly angels.