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sug·ges·tive

 (səg-jĕs′tĭv, sə-jĕs′-)
adj.
1.
a. Tending to suggest; evocative: artifacts suggestive of an ancient society.
b. Stimulating further thought: "Suggestive here is the Southern, often Western and rural locus of these tales" (Mark Muro).
c. Conveying a hint or suggestion: conveyed the message with a few suggestive words.
2. Calling to mind sexual desire or sex acts: a controversial song with highly suggestive lyrics.

sug·ges′tive·ly adv.
sug·ges′tive·ness n.

suggestive

(səˈdʒɛstɪv)
adj
1. (foll by: of) conveying a hint (of something): this painting is suggestive of a hot summer day.
2. tending to suggest something improper or indecent
3. able or liable to suggest an idea, plan, etc
sugˈgestively adv
sugˈgestiveness n

sug•ges•tive

(səgˈdʒɛs tɪv, sə-)

adj.
1. suggesting; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: a recommendation suggestive of her current mood.
2. rich in suggestions or ideas.
3. evocative.
4. implying or hinting at something improper or indecent.
[1625–35]
sug•ges′tive•ly, adv.
sug•ges′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suggestive - tending to suggest or imply; "artifacts suggestive of an ancient society"; "an implicative statement"
connotative - having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
2.suggestive - (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly; "actions indicative of fear"
revealing - showing or making known; "her dress was scanty and revealing"
3.suggestive - tending to suggest something improper or indecent; "a suggestive nod"; "suggestive poses"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"

suggestive

adjective smutty, rude, indecent, improper, blue, provocative, spicy (informal), racy, unseemly, titillating, risqué, bawdy, prurient, off colour, ribald, immodest, indelicate A female employee claimed he made suggestive remarks to her.
suggestive of reminiscent of, indicative of, redolent of, evocative of These headaches were most suggestive of raised blood pressure.

suggestive

adjective
1. Tending to bring a memory, mood, or image, for example, subtly or indirectly to mind:
2. Provoking a change of outlook and especially gradual doubt and suspicion:
3. Conveying hidden or unexpressed meaning:
4. Bordering on indelicacy or impropriety:
5. Suggesting sexuality:
Translations

suggestive

[səˈdʒestɪv] ADJ
1. (= improper) [remark, look, clothing] → provocativo, insinuante
sexually suggestiveprovocativo
2. (= indicative) to be suggestive of sth: symptoms which were suggestive of heart failuresíntomas que sugerían que pod(r)ía tratarse de un fallo cardíaco, síntomas que parecían indicar que se trataba de un fallo cardíaco
his behaviour was suggestive of a cultured mansu comportamiento parecía indicar que era un hombre culto
the atmosphere was suggestive of a jazz session (= evocative of) → el ambiente evocaba el de una sesión de jazz
3. (= thought-provoking) → sugerente

suggestive

[səˈdʒɛstɪv] adjsuggestif/ive

suggestive

adj
to be suggestive of somethingan etw (acc)denken lassen, auf etw (acc)hindeuten; (= create impression of)den Eindruck von etw erwecken or vermitteln; (= be indicative of)auf etw (acc)hindeuten
(Psych) → suggestiv
(= indecent) joke, remark etczweideutig, anzüglich; movements, gesture, clothingaufreizend; sexually suggestivesexuell aufreizend

suggestive

[səˈdʒɛstɪv] adj
a. (remark) → spinto/a; (look) → indecente
b. (evocative) to be suggestive offar pensare a, evocare

sug·ges·tive

a. sugestivo-a, rel. a la sugestión o que sugiere.
References in classic literature ?
They have taken all we have," replied the People - "excepting," they added, noting the suggestive visitant - "excepting our hope in heaven.
The mere fact that nothing whatever has been heard of her since her husband's death is suggestive to my mind of serious mischief to come.
The poems of the T`angs are full of this subtle aroma, this suggestive compelling fragrance which lingers when the songs have passed away.
Again, if I had given way to my own impulses, I should have wished to go into the differences, some of which are to my mind very suggestive, between the Zulu and Kukuana dialects.
Janet is a dear soul and very nicelooking; tall, but not over-tall; stoutish, yet with a certain restraint of outline suggestive of a thrifty soul who is not going to be overlavish even in the matter of avoirdupois.
Now, it is clear that the book with the most mysterious, startling, or suggestive title, will always stand the best chance of being purchased by those who have no other criteria to guide them in their choice than the aspect of a title-page; and this explains why "Thus Spake Zarathustra" is almost always the first and often the only one of Nietzsche's books that falls into the hands of the uninitiated.
Oddly enough, when the speaker was no longer in front of them, there seemed to be much that was suggestive in what he had said.
Both parties to this fourth duel were badly hurt so much that the surgeon was at work upon them nearly or quite an hour--a fact which is suggestive.
For the rest, he begs his readers not to suppose that every minute detail in the daily life of Flatland must needs correspond to some other detail in Spaceland; and yet he hopes that, taken as a whole, his work may prove suggestive as well as amusing, to those Spacelanders of moderate and modest minds who -- speaking of that which is of the highest importance, but lies beyond experience -- decline to say on the one hand, "This can never be," and on the other hand, "It must needs be precisely thus, and we know all about it.
Her light had not yet reached the harbor, the further side of which was shadowy and suggestive, with dim coves and rich glooms and jewelling lights.
Vronsky glanced at Anna at the precise limit of time, so suggestive of steps having been taken that she should meet no one; but Anna appeared not to notice it.
Her face was round and rosy, with a healthful downy softness, suggestive of a ripe peach.