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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonstrativeness - tending to express your feelings freely
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
References in classic literature ?
He was too happy when she volunteered to kiss him to mind by what means he got her demonstrativeness.
The pet market tilts heavily to the dogs-not surprisingly, given their demonstrativeness in expecting and appreciating treats.
The demonstrativeness of this opening evidence was enough to