Part of speech: adverb

In an approving manner.

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Usage examples "approvingly":

  1. " Quite right, my boy," said Mr. Swift, approvingly. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails", Victor Appleton.
  2. " I'm glad," he said approvingly. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
  3. Milton nodded approvingly, and then Miss Levy peeled off the coat and handed it to Feigenbaum. - "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass.