As adjectives the difference between appreciating and appreciative
is that appreciating
is appreciative: having or showing appreciation while appreciative
is showing appreciation or gratitude.
As a verb appreciating
As a noun appreciating
Appreciative: having or showing appreciation.
* 2005 , Theodore Cheney, Getting the Words Right (page 238)
- There are so many underlinings, so many exclamation points in the margins, and so much highlighting from my many readings and appreciatings that it looks like a case of severe book abuse. It is not; these are marks of love.
Showing appreciation or gratitude.
Capable of showing appreciation.