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in·dic·a·tive

 (ĭn-dĭk′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to indicate: symptoms indicative of anemia; an insignia indicative of high rank.
2. Grammar Of, relating to, or being the mood of the verb used in ordinary objective statements.
n. Grammar
1. The indicative mood.
2. A verb in the indicative mood.

in·dic′a·tive·ly adv.

indicative

(ɪnˈdɪkətɪv)
adj
1. (foll by: of) serving as a sign; suggestive: indicative of trouble ahead.
2. (Grammar) grammar denoting a mood of verbs used chiefly to make statements. Compare subjunctive1
n
(Grammar) grammar
a. the indicative mood
b. a verb in the indicative mood
Abbreviation: indic
inˈdicatively adv

in•dic•a•tive

(ɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv)

adj.
1. pointing out; expressive: behavior indicative of mental disorder.
2. of or designating the grammatical mood used for ordinary objective statements and questions, as the mood of the verb plays in She plays tennis or were in Were they home? Compare imperative (def. 3), subjunctive (def. 1).
n.
3. the indicative mood.
4. a verb in the indicative.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]

indicative

A form of a verb that is used mainly to make statements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indicative - a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Adj.1.indicative - relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements; "indicative mood"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
2.indicative - (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly; "actions indicative of fear"
revealing - showing or making known; "her dress was scanty and revealing"

indicative

adjective suggestive, significant, symptomatic, pointing to, exhibitive, indicatory, indicial Often physical appearance is indicative of how a person feels.

indicative

adjective
Translations
صيغَه دَلاليَّه
indikativ
indikativ
jelentõ mód
framsögu-
indikatívindikatívny
: gösterenbelirten

indicative

[ɪnˈdɪkətɪv]
A. ADJ
1. to be indicative of sthser indicio de algo
2. (Ling) [mood] → indicativo
B. N (Ling) → indicativo m

indicative

[ɪnˈdɪkətɪv]
adj
to be indicative of sth (= show) → être symptomatique de qch
(GRAMMAR) [verb] → indicatif/ive
n (GRAMMAR)indicatif m
in the indicative → à l'indicatif

indicative

adj
bezeichnend (of für); to be indicative of somethingauf etw (acc)schließen lassen, auf etw (acc)hindeuten; of sb’s characterfür etw bezeichnend sein
(Gram) → indikativisch; indicative moodIndikativ m, → Wirklichkeitsform f
n (Gram) → Indikativ m, → Wirklichkeitsform f; in the indicativeim Indikativ, in der Wirklichkeitsform

indicative

[ɪnˈdɪkətɪv]
1. adj
a. to be indicative of sthessere indicativo/a or un indice di qc
b. (Gram) → indicativo/a
2. n (Gram) → indicativo
in the indicative → all'indicativo

indicate

(ˈindikeit) verb
to point out or show. We can paint an arrow here to indicate the right path.
ˌindiˈcation noun
There are clear indications that the war will soon be over; He had given no indication that he was intending to resign.
indicative (inˈdikətiv) adjective, noun
describing verbs which occur as parts of statements and questions. In `I ran home' and `Are you going?' `ran' and `are going' are indicative (verbs).
ˈindicator noun
a pointer, sign, instrument etc which indicates something or gives information about something. the indicator on the petrol gauge of a car.
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Her mother has insinuated that her temper is intractable, but I never saw a face less indicative of any evil disposition than hers; and from what I can see of the behaviour of each to the other, the invariable severity of Lady Susan and the silent dejection of Frederica, I am led to believe as heretofore that the former has no real love for her daughter, and has never done her justice or treated her affectionately.
The palpitating greyness grew darker; then--though I was still travelling with prodigious velocity--the blinking succession of day and night, which was usually indicative of a slower pace, returned, and grew more and more marked.
While within the influence of the lingering sunbeams, her attitude seemed indicative of joy -- but sorrow deformed it as she passed within the shade.
The horses can be taken out and I will see no one," he said in answer to the porter, with a certain pleasure, indicative of his agreeable frame of mind, emphasizing the words, "see no one.
He was tall, had a large forehead, straight nose, a clearly cut mouth, beautiful teeth, with fine taper hands, indicative of a highly nervous temperament.
Among several persons collected about the doorsteps, the most remarkable was a sturdy mountaineer, of six feet two and corresponding bulk, with a heavy set of features, such as might be moulded on his own blacksmith's anvil, but yet indicative of mother wit and rough humor.
It was indicative of dissipation and the exercise of authority.
This last came to him as a surprise; it was tremendously indicative of the highness of their caste, of the enormous distance that stretched between her and him.
And he rewards her by such smiles and glances, such whispered words, or boldly-spoken insinuations, indicative of his sense of her goodness and my neglect, as make the blood rush into my face, in spite of myself - for I would be utterly regardless of it all - deaf and blind to everything that passes between them, since the more I show myself sensible of their wickedness the more she triumphs in her victory, and the more he flatters himself that I love him devotedly still, in spite of my pretended indifference.
As he walked along the streets with his leather gloves clasped behind him, and his face indicative of cheerful thought and pleasant calculation, Mr Dennis might have been likened unto a farmer ruminating among his crops, and enjoying by anticipation the bountiful gifts of Providence.
The savage cast a look at the other, which, notwithstanding the dim light, was sufficiently indicative of implacable hostility.
Mary Anne immediately hooked her right arm behind her in her left hand--an attitude absolutely necessary to the situation--and replied: 'One is indicative mood, present tense, third person singular, verb active to say.