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 ?
This spirited burst from Beth electrified the club, and Jo left her seat to shake hands approvingly.
Jake nodded at me approvingly and said you were likely to get diseases from foreigners.
exclaimed Stubb, approvingly, coax 'em to it; try that, and Fleece continued.
he said, speaking approvingly to a burly negro who was performing tricks of low buffoonery, which occasioned the shouts which Tom had heard.
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.
The legend added that the only person who did not identify them was the Doctor himself, who, when they were shortly afterwards displayed at the door of a little second-hand shop of no very good repute, where such things were taken in exchange for gin, was more than once observed to handle them approvingly, as if admiring some curious novelty in the pattern, and considering them an improvement on his own.
The old gentleman growled approvingly and rang the bell for his servant.
Good master Little John," said the King, looking him over approvingly.
Yeh don't holler ner say nothin'," remarked his friend approvingly.
The repast over, my attendant arranged the mats for repose, and, bidding me lie down, covered me with a large robe of tappa, at the same time looking approvingly upon me, and exclaiming 'Ki-Ki, nuee nuee, ah