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- Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.
2013 November 30, Paul Davis, “Letters: Say it as simply as possible”, The Economist, volume 409, number 8864:
- Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?
- plural form of
plural of congratulation