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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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References in classic literature ?
Aunt Jane, never demonstrative, cried with Rebecca as she attempted to soothe her.
Cecil, too, became demonstrative. He saw that the needful fire had been kindled in Lucy.
The women simply frightened them, as being, even more than the men, demonstrative and excessive in their fine looks, their fine dresses, their extravagant demand for excitement.
Nig, equally friendly, though less demonstrative, was a huge black dog, half bloodhound and half deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
When he first came in he kissed me and spoke kindly to me, but he was not demonstrative. I felt at once his deliberateness and personal dignity, and was a little in awe of him.
This was done without any demonstrative accompaniment, not long enough, or often enough to harass him; and it lightened Mr.
"Nor does he seem demonstrative," was Villa's judgment.
Glaucon is more demonstrative, and generally opens the game.
A moment after I heard the click of the gate-latch and then in an ecstasy of barking from his demonstrative dog his serious head went past my window on the other side of the hedge, its troubled gaze fixed forward, and the mind inside obviously employed in earnest speculation of an intricate nature.
However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat." But it was slow work, and the little people soon tired and wanted to get away from my interrogations, so I determined, rather of necessity, to let them give their lessons in little doses when they felt inclined.
The latter, who had seen enough of it by this time, by a rapid motion put aside his too demonstrative admirers and went out of the palace, directing his steps immediately toward the balloon, for it was now six o'clock in the evening.
But he admitted that he had very seldom told any one that he cared for them, and when he had been demonstrative, he had generally regretted it afterwards.