suggestiveness


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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.
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suggestiveness

noun
The quality or condition of being sensual:
Translations

suggestiveness

[səˈdʒestɪvnɪs] N suggestiveness and titillation are the main ingredients of these filmsla insinuación y la excitación son los principales ingredientes de estas películas
the suggestiveness of the phraselo insinuante de la frase

suggestiveness

nZweideutigkeit f, → Anzüglichkeit f; the suggestiveness of her dancingihr aufreizendes Tanzen
References in classic literature ?
With the same marvellous patience, and with the same single shark's tooth, of his one poor jack-knife, he will carve you a bit of bone sculpture, not quite as workmanlike, but as close packed in its maziness of design, as the Greek savage, Achilles's shield; and full of barbaric spirit and suggestiveness, as the prints of that fine old Dutch savage, Albert Durer.
He wheeled round suddenly from the window, and looked Noel Vanstone straight in the face with a grimly-quiet suggestiveness of something serious to come.
It is full of suggestiveness, and, in its way, is as good as a cathedral.
I can never bring you to realise the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
It needed but this to complete the grim suggestiveness of the barren waste, the chilling wind, and the darkling sky.
It was a rough, narrow trail, and led over an old lava flow--a black ocean which was tumbled into a thousand fantastic shapes--a wild chaos of ruin, desolation, and barrenness--a wilderness of billowy upheavals, of furious whirlpools, of miniature mountains rent asunder--of gnarled and knotted, wrinkled and twisted masses of blackness that mimicked branching roots, great vines, trunks of trees, all interlaced and mingled together: and all these weird shapes, all this turbulent panorama, all this stormy, far-stretching waste of blackness, with its thrilling suggestiveness of life, of action, of boiling, surging, furious motion, was petrified
The bare arms were long and sinewy, ending in strong, bony hands with clawlike fingers--almost talonlike in their suggestiveness.
They had be- hind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in night- mares.
This week she was indeed creating her favourite breakfast treat, but not before a sprinkle of fluttery eyelash gazing at the camera and maybe just a pinch of suggestiveness.
A massive leap from her usual offerings of Carry On style farce, topped off with a smattering of suggestiveness and smut, her latest offering promises to keep children and adults of all ages engaged and entertained.
6), for instance--one of many paintings which take Jones's former fiancee as an archetype for feminine beauty--Jones achieves a work of remarkable harmony, with thousands of small, quick strokes and dozens of colours at work to create an all-over image of great vibrancy, even while Petra's expression and fingering of her skirt-hem give a brooding suggestiveness to the painting.
The poems "work" because they almost make sense, revealing "how much meaning could be produced by euphony and rhythmic flow combined with imagistic suggestiveness and readerly imagination" (159).