Thanking vs Appreciation - What's the difference?

thanking | appreciation |

As nouns the difference between thanking and appreciation

is that thanking is the act by which thanks are given; thanks while appreciation is appreciation.

As a verb thanking

is .




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which thanks are given; thanks.
  • * (William Shakespeare), Measure for Measure
  • Many and hearty thankings to you both.




  • A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
  • * 2014 , Ian Jack, " Is this the end of Britishness", The Guardian , 16 September 2014:
  • The English, until relatively recently, seem to have imagined “English” and “British” to be interchangeable, as if Britain was just a bigger England. Our dualism gave us a better appreciation of the nation-state we lived in, though if Britain was a “nation” as well as a “state”, where did that leave Scotland?
  • Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
  • His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. —J. R. Green.
  • A rise in value;—opposed to depreciation.