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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 ?
was more suggestive of pins being run into her than of fear and anguish.
I was so slow to find anything that he had plenty of time, after a minute, to continue with his suggestive but inconclusive smile: "You know, my dear, that for a fellow to be with a lady ALWAYS--
He is in his shirt sleeves, with a vest figured with faded gold horseshoes, and a pink-striped shirt, suggestive of peppermint candy.
You know, Andy, critturs will do such things;" and therewith Sam poked Andy in the side, in a highly suggestive manner.
There were some pathetically suggestive dumb witnesses present.
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.
The picture you have just drawn is suggestive of a rather too overwhelming contrast.
Then, the paleness of her face - its haggard aspect having vanished as she recovered flesh - and the peculiar expression arising from her mental state, though painfully suggestive of their causes, added to the touching interest which she awakened; and - invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think - refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay.
They saw the robin carry food to his mate two or three times, and it was so suggestive of afternoon tea that Colin felt they must have some.
Surely, the grand old Bible name -- suggestive of a sad and somber dignity; recalling, in its first association, mournful ideas of penitence and seclusion -- had been here, as events had turned out, inappropriately bestowed?
Coming before me, on this particular evening that I mention, mingled with the childish recollections and later fancies, the ghosts of half-formed hopes, the broken shadows of disappointments dimly seen and understood, the blending of experience and imagination, incidental to the occupation with which my thoughts had been busy, it was more than commonly suggestive.
The subject was a suggestive one to me, and I thought about it in silence.