approvingly


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Related to approvingly: invariably, minutely, markedly

ap·prove

 (ə-pro͞ov′)
v. ap·proved, ap·prov·ing, ap·proves
v.tr.
1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction: The Senate approved the treaty.
2. To consider right or good: "He came to ask me ... whether I approved his choice altogether" (Jane Austen).
3. Obsolete To prove or attest.
v.intr.
To show, feel, or express approval: We didn't approve of the decision.

[Middle English appreven, approven, from Old French aprover, from Latin approbāre : ad-, ad- + probāre, to test (from probus, good; see per in Indo-European roots).]

ap·prov′a·ble adj.
ap·prov′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.approvingly - in an approving mannerapprovingly - in an approving manner; "she nodded approvingly"
disapprovingly - showing disapproval; "he shook his head disapprovingly"
Translations

approvingly

[əˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] ADVcon aprobación
he looked at her approvinglyla miró con aprobación
he nodded approvinglyhizo un gesto de aprobación con la cabeza

approvingly

[əˈpruːvɪŋli] adv [watch, nod, smile, look] → d'un air approbateur

approvingly

approvingly

[əˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] advcon approvazione
References in classic literature ?
Quite poetical," commented the Scarecrow, nodding his head approvingly.
Nikita listened, watched their faces, and evidently would have liked to share in the conversation, but he was too busy drinking his tea and only nodded his head approvingly.
Jake nodded at me approvingly and said you were likely to get diseases from foreigners.
Pierre listened to the colonel's speech and nodded approvingly.
Put him down on the roll, Muster Gashford,' said Dennis approvingly.
So am I, for it strikes me that is an uncommonly 'nobby' little affair," he said approvingly.
And I drink `long life to your resolution', Teddy," cried Jo, baptizing him with a splash of lemonade, as she waved her glass and beamed approvingly upon him.
Howard smiled an iron smile, and nodded his head approvingly.
The Burnham sisters nodded approvingly as Rebecca went out, and remarked that they had never seen a child grow and improve so fast in so short a time.
I am glad you have so much of the Englishman in you, though I wish you had never taken that cold in your voice," said Miss Pross, approvingly.
Good master Little John," said the King, looking him over approvingly.
Yeh don't holler ner say nothin'," remarked his friend approvingly.