Ostentive

Os`ten´tive


a.1.Ostentatious.
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As she concludes: 'Perhaps the most distinctive way Mahayana Buddhism has tried to negotiate the "finger pointing at the moon" issue is through the ostentive language of thusness or suchness' (170).
The use of the definite article here is different from the deictic use of demonstratives, to be discussed shortly, in that it is ostentive, but does not provide any information in deictic terms.