Congratulations vs Greetings - What's the difference?

congratulations | greetings |


As interjections the difference between congratulations and greetings

is that congratulations is expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation while greetings is hello.

As nouns the difference between congratulations and greetings

is that congratulations is while greetings is .

congratulations

English

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-30, volume=409, issue=8864, magazine=(The Economist), author=Paul Davis
  • , title= Letters: Say it as simply as possible , passage=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?}}

    Synonyms

    * See

    See also

    * congrats

    Noun

    (head)
  • greetings

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • hello
  • Usage notes

    In its interjection form, greetings is normally restricted to formal or humorous situations.