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de·mon·stra·tive

 (dĭ-mŏn′strə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to manifest or prove.
2. Involving or characterized by demonstration.
3. Given to or marked by the open expression of emotion: an affectionate and demonstrative family.
4. Grammar Specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to: the demonstrative pronouns these and that.
n. Grammar
A demonstrative pronoun or adjective.

de·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.
de·mon′stra·tive·ness n.

demonstrative

(dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv)
adj
1. tending to manifest or express one's feelings easily or unreservedly
2. (foll by: of) serving as proof; indicative
3. involving or characterized by demonstration: a demonstrative lecture.
4. conclusive; indubitable: demonstrative arguments.
5. (Grammar) grammar denoting or belonging to a class of determiners used to point out the individual referent or referents intended, such as this, that, these, and those. Compare interrogative, relative
n
(Grammar) grammar a demonstrative word or construction
deˈmonstratively adv
deˈmonstrativeness n

de•mon•stra•tive

(dəˈmɒn strə tɪv)

adj.
1. characterized by or given to open exhibition or expression of one's emotions, attitudes, etc., esp. of love or affection.
2. serving to demonstrate; explanatory or illustrative.
3. serving to prove the truth of anything; conclusive.
4. indicating or singling out the thing referred to. This is a demonstrative pronoun.
n.
5. a demonstrative word, as this or there.
[1350–1400; < Latin]
de•mon′stra•tive•ly, adv.
de•mon′stra•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonstrative - a pronoun that points out an intended referent
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
Adj.1.demonstrative - given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
unreserved - not cautious or reticent; "unreserved behavior"
undemonstrative - not given to open expression of emotion
2.demonstrative - serving to demonstrate
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

demonstrative

adjective
2. indicative, symptomatic, illustrative, expository, evincive His latest paintings were demonstrative of his technical ability.
3. convincing, powerful, impressive, credible, plausible, persuasive, conclusive, cogent, incontrovertible a demonstrative argument for euthanasia
Translations
ضَمير أو صِفَة الإشارَه
påpekende

demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv]
A. ADJ
1. [person] → expresivo
not very demonstrativemás bien reservado
2. to be demonstrative of sth (= illustrative) → demostrar algo
3. (Gram) → demostrativo
B. Ndemostrativo m

demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj [person] → démonstratif/ive

demonstrative

adjdemonstrativ

demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj (person) → espansivo/a (Gram) → dimostrativo/a

demonstrate

(ˈdemənstreit) verb
1. to show clearly. This demonstrates his ignorance of the situation.
2. to show how something works or is done. He demonstrated how the new vacuum cleaner worked.
3. to express an opinion (usually political) by marching, showing banners etc in public. A crowd collected to demonstrate against the new taxes.
ˌdemonˈstration noun
1. a display or exhibition (of how something works etc). I'd like a demonstration of this dishwasher.
2. (also ˈdemo (ˈdemou) plural ˈdemos) a public expression of opinion by holding meetings and processions, showing placards etc.
ˈdemonstrator noun
1. a person who takes part in a public demonstration.
2. a teacher or assistant who helps students with practical work.
demonstrative adjective, pronoun any one of the words this, *that, *these or those
References in classic literature ?
As the four sisters went home through the garden, Miss Kate looked after them, saying, without the patronizing tone in her voice, "In spite of their demonstrative manners, American girls are very nice when one knows them.
When he first came in he kissed me and spoke kindly to me, but he was not demonstrative.
The women simply frightened them, as being, even more than the men, demonstrative and excessive in their fine looks, their fine dresses, their extravagant demand for excitement.
Aunt Jane, never demonstrative, cried with Rebecca as she attempted to soothe her.
This was done without any demonstrative accompaniment, not long enough, or often enough to harass him; and it lightened Mr.
I found Uriah reading a great fat book, with such demonstrative attention, that his lank forefinger followed up every line as he read, and made clammy tracks along the page (or so I fully believed) like a snail.
As he saw that the very excess of his emotion was militating against him, by restoring us more to our old relations, he became still more demonstrative.
However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat.
There were large, majestic men, and small demonstrative men; there were ugly ladies in yellow lace and quaint jewels, and pretty ladies with white shoulders from which jewels and every thing else were absent.
I felt that if we had been at all demonstrative, he would have run away in a moment.
He had never yet heard a young girl express herself in just this fashion; never, at least, save in cases where to say such things seemed a kind of demonstrative evidence of a certain laxity of deportment.
The latter, who had seen enough of it by this time, by a rapid motion put aside his too demonstrative admirers and went out of the palace, directing his steps immediately toward the balloon, for it was now six o'clock in the evening.