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de·mon·stra·tive

 (dĭ-mŏn′strə-tĭv)
adj.
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.
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demonstrative

(dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv)
adj
1. tending to manifest or express one's feelings easily or unreservedly
2. (foll by: of) serving as proof; indicative
3. involving or characterized by demonstration: a demonstrative lecture.
4. conclusive; indubitable: demonstrative arguments.
5. (Grammar) grammar denoting or belonging to a class of determiners used to point out the individual referent or referents intended, such as this, that, these, and those. Compare interrogative, relative
n
(Grammar) grammar a demonstrative word or construction
deˈmonstratively adv
deˈmonstrativeness n
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de•mon•stra•tive

(dəˈmɒn strə tɪv)

adj.
1. characterized by or given to open exhibition or expression of one's emotions, attitudes, etc., esp. of love or affection.
2. serving to demonstrate; explanatory or illustrative.
3. serving to prove the truth of anything; conclusive.
4. indicating or singling out the thing referred to. This is a demonstrative pronoun.
n.
5. a demonstrative word, as this or there.
[1350–1400; < Latin]
de•mon′stra•tive•ly, adv.
de•mon′stra•tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonstrative - a pronoun that points out an intended referent
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
Adj.1.demonstrative - given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
unreserved - not cautious or reticent; "unreserved behavior"
undemonstrative - not given to open expression of emotion
2.demonstrative - serving to demonstrate
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
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demonstrative

adjective
2. indicative, symptomatic, illustrative, expository, evincive His latest paintings were demonstrative of his technical ability.
3. convincing, powerful, impressive, credible, plausible, persuasive, conclusive, cogent, incontrovertible a demonstrative argument for euthanasia
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Translations
ضَمير أو صِفَة الإشارَه
påpekende

demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv]
A. ADJ
1. [person] → expresivo
not very demonstrativemás bien reservado
2. to be demonstrative of sth (= illustrative) → demostrar algo
3. (Gram) → demostrativo
B. Ndemostrativo m
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demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj [person] → démonstratif/ive
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demonstrative

adjdemonstrativ
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demonstrative

[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj (person) → espansivo/a (Gram) → dimostrativo/a
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demonstrate

(ˈdemənstreit) verb
1. to show clearly. This demonstrates his ignorance of the situation.
2. to show how something works or is done. He demonstrated how the new vacuum cleaner worked.
3. to express an opinion (usually political) by marching, showing banners etc in public. A crowd collected to demonstrate against the new taxes.
ˌdemonˈstration noun
1. a display or exhibition (of how something works etc). I'd like a demonstration of this dishwasher.
2. (also ˈdemo (ˈdemou) plural ˈdemos) a public expression of opinion by holding meetings and processions, showing placards etc.
ˈdemonstrator noun
1. a person who takes part in a public demonstration.
2. a teacher or assistant who helps students with practical work.
demonstrative adjective, pronoun any one of the words this, *that, *these or those
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