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demonstrative Explained

demonstrative at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


demonstrative at Latin => English Of Explained:

ADV demonstratively;

demonstrative at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj willing to show that you care about someone// --My mother wasn't demonstrative; she never hugged me.// -- demonstratively adv //

démonstrative at French => English Of Explained:


demonstrative at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "demonstrative":
Christophanic, Satanophanic, accessible, adoring, affectional,
affectionate, affective, allegorizing, angelophanic, annotative,
apodictic, appearing, approachable, candid, clarifying,
communicative, conjugal, connotative, conversable, critical,
demonstrating, demonstrational, demythologizing, denominative,
denotative, designative, devoted, diagnostic, disclosive,
displaying, editorial, effusive, elucidative, emblematic,
emotiometabolic, emotiomotor, emotional, emotiovascular, emotive,
enlightening, epiphanic, euhemeristic, evident, evidential,
evincive, exegetic, exemplificative, exhibitive, expansive,
explaining, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, expositional,
expositive, expository, expressive, extroverted, faithful, feeling,
figural, figurative, filial, fond, frank, free, free-speaking,
free-spoken, free-tongued, glandular, glossarial, gossipy, gut,
husbandly, identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic, illuminating,
illuminative, illustrative, implicative, incarnating,
incarnational, indicating, indicative, indicatory, individual,
languishing, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, manifestative,
materializing, maternal, meaningful, melting, metaphorical, naming,
newsy, of soul, open, outgoing, outpouring, outspoken,
overdemonstrative, parental, paternal, pathognomonic, peculiar,
plain, pneumatophanic, presentational, probative, profuse,
promulgatory, provable, rationalistic, rationalizing,
representative, revelational, revelatory, romantic, scholiastic,
self-revealing, self-revelatory, semantic, semiotic, sentimental,
showing, signalizing, significant, significative, signifying,
sociable, soft, soulful, suggestive, symbolic, symbolistic,
symbological, symptomatic, symptomatologic, talkative, tender,
theophanic, typical, unconstrained, unhampered, unrepressed,
unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent, unsecretive,
unshrinking, unsilent, unsuppressed, uxorious, visceral, warm,

demonstrative at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Demonstration): demonstrating, demonstrative, demonstrable, probative, unanswerable, conclusive, irresistible, irrefutable, convincing, cogent, persuasive.

[ADJ] (Manifestation): manifest, apparent, salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced, flagrant, notorious, public, distinct, conspicuous, visible, obvious, evident, unmistakable, indubitable, palpable, self-evident, intelligible, plain, clear, patent.

[ADJ] (Indication): indicating, indicative, denotative, connotative, representative, typical, symbolic, semiotic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, emblematic, vestigial.

[ADJ] (Excitability): excitable, high-strung, irritable, irascible, impatient, intolerant, feverish, febrile, hysterical, delirious, mercurial, restless, fidgety, skittish, vehement, demonstrative, violent.

demonstrative at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
1 showing feelings openly, especially feelings of affection:
Some people are more demonstrative than others. * a demonstrative greeting / friendship
2 (grammar) used to identify the person or thing that is being referred to:
'This' and 'that' are demonstrative pronouns.
noun (grammar) a demonstrative pronoun or DETERMINER

Demonstrative at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Demonstrative \De*mon"stra*tive\, a. [F. d['e]monstratif, L.
1. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to
demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or
conclusively. ``Demonstrative figures.'' --Dryden.

An argument necessary and demonstrative. --Hooker.

2. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or
sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.

3. Consisting of eulogy or of invective. ``Demonstrative
eloquence.'' --Blair.

{Demonstrative pronoun} (Gram.), a pronoun distinctly
designating that to which it refers.

Demonstrative \De*mon"stra*tive\, n. (Gram.)
A demonstrative pronoun; as, ``this'' and ``that'' are

demonstrative at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an
affectionate and demonstrative family" [ant: {undemonstrative}]
2: serving to demonstrate [syn: {illustrative}]

n : a pronoun that points out an intended referent [syn: {demonstrative

demonstrative at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /dɪˈmɒnstɹətɪv/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • that serves to demonstrate, show or prove
    1. given to open displays of emotion
    2. Inter: gramma » r that specifies the thing or person referred to

      Derived terms

      * demonstrative adjective

  • demonstrative pronoun


    Inter: trans-top » that serves to demonstrate, show or prove
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|показателен, Inter: t+ » bg|демонстративен

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » given to open displays of emotion
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|нагледен

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εκδηλωτικός|tr=ekdilotikós|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (grammar) that specifies the thing or person referred to
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|показателен
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δεικτικός|tr=deiktikós|sc=Grek
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|ábending|alt=ábendingar-

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian:
  • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|påpekende
  • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|påpeikande

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: gramma » r A demonstrative adjective.
    1. Inter: gramma » r A demonstrative pronoun.


      Inter: trans-see » demonstrative adjective

    Inter: trans-see » demonstrative pronoun



    Inter: la-adj-form » dēmonstrātīve
  • Inter: inflection of » demonstrativus|dēmonstrātīvus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: af » demonstrative
    Translation: et » demonstrative
    Translation: fa » demonstrative
    Translation: io » demonstrative
    Translation: hu » demonstrative
    Translation: ja » demonstrative
    Translation: pl » demonstrative
    Translation: fi » demonstrative
    Translation: sv » demonstrative
    Translation: ta » demonstrative
    Translation: tr » demonstrative
    Translation: vi » demonstrative
    Translation: zh » demonstrative

    démonstrative at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /de.mɔ̃s.tʁa.tiv/|lang=fr


    démonstrative {{f}}
  • Inter: feminine of » démonstratif|lang=fr

  • Category: Category - :French adjective forms|demonstrative
    Translation: fr » démonstrative
    Translation: io » démonstrative