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 (ə-prē′shə-tĭv, -shē-ā′tĭv)
Capable of or showing appreciation.

ap·pre′cia·tive·ly adv.
ap·pre′cia·tive·ness n.
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Noun1.appreciativeness - warm friendly feelings of gratitudeappreciativeness - warm friendly feelings of gratitude
gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
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The tendencies, such as not giving value to the employees, reminding the faults of the employee unsymphatetically, giving the feeling of inadequacy to the employee, humiliating the employee, is seen in toxic leaders whose appreciativeness dimension is high.
"the application of standards of judgment." This acceptation of Lessing's criticism was distorted in the present age, it having come to mean the mere quality of "appreciating" a work (aesthetic appreciativeness, cf.
Gentleness, humorousness, amiability, cheerfulness, warmth, appreciativeness, openness, even-temperedness, noncomplainingness, and nonvindictiveness are some examples.
Spiritual roots of appreciativeness can be found in the guidance of St.