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ex·pres·sive

 (ĭk-sprĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by expression: a child's expressive ability.
2. Serving to express or indicate meaning or feeling: actions expressive of frustration.
3. Showing or communicating meaning or feeling effectively: an expressive glance.

ex·pres′sive·ly adv.
ex·pres′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expressiveness - the quality of being expressive
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
picturesqueness - the quality of being strikingly expressive or vivid

expressiveness

noun
Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance:
Translations
تعْبيريَّه
udtryksfuldhed
expresszivitáskifejezésteljes jellegkifejező erőkifejezõerõ
tjáningarkraftur
zeggingskracht
expresivita
anlamlılık

expressiveness

[ɪksˈpresɪvnɪs] Nexpresividad f

expressiveness

[ɪkˈsprɛsɪvnɪs] n [person, behaviour] → expressivité f

expressiveness

nAusdruckskraft f; (of face also)Ausdrucksfähigkeit f

express

(ikˈspres) verb
1. to put into words. He expressed his ideas very clearly.
2. (with oneself etc) to put one's own thoughts into words. You haven't expressed yourself clearly.
3. to show (thoughts, feelings etc) by looks, actions etc. She nodded to express her agreement.
4. to send by fast (postal) delivery. Will you express this letter, please?
adjective
1. travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast. an express train; express delivery.
2. clearly stated. You have disobeyed my express wishes.
adverb
by express train or fast delivery service. Send your letter express.
noun
1. an express train. the London to Cardiff express.
2. the service provided eg by the post office for carrying goods etc quickly. The parcel was sent by express.
exˈpressly adverb
in clear, definite words. I expressly forbade you to do that.
exˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. a look on one's face that shows one's feelings. He always has a bored expression on his face.
2. a word or phrase. `Dough' is a slang expression for `money`.
3. (a) showing of thoughts or feelings by words, actions etc. This poem is an expression of his grief.
4. the showing of feeling when eg reciting, reading aloud or playing a musical instrument. Put more expression into your playing!
exˈpressionless adjective
(of a face or voice) showing no feeling. a cold, expressionless tone.
exˈpressive (-siv) adjective
showing meaning or feeling clearly. She has an expressive look on her face.
exˈpressiveness noun
exˈpressively adverb
exˈpressway noun
a divided highway; a motorway.
References in classic literature ?
Very well; if you tell a German to send your trunk to you by "slow freight," he takes you at your word; he sends it by "slow freight," and you cannot imagine how long you will go on enlarging your admiration of the expressiveness of that phrase in the German tongue, before you get that trunk.
A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.
He was a man of about thirty, with a thin ugly face (May would certainly have called him common-looking) to which the play of his ideas gave an intense expressiveness; but there was nothing frivolous or cheap in his animation.
It is a little impaired in its expressiveness by his having a shut-up gape still to dispose of, with watering eyes.
The discriminating observer we have been supposing might, however, perfectly have measured its expressiveness, and yet have been at a loss to describe it.
Ruskin; and the comparison was in Katharine's mind, and led her to be more critical of the young man than was fair, for a young man paying a call in a tail-coat is in a different element altogether from a head seized at its climax of expressiveness, gazing immutably from behind a sheet of glass, which was all that remained to her of Mr.
Request for quotations : current repair of the facade, improvement of the architectural expressiveness of the facade - part of the building of the polyclinic uz glusskaya central district hospital named after the honored doctor of the bssr a.
It is divided into three main areas, Information gathering, Work condition and Expressiveness.
In particular, the variety of Philippine hardwoods-molave, acacia, ipil, kamagong, langka and bamboo-found a native expressiveness and eloquence never seen heretofore.
In both worlds Gruyaert is a deft street photographer, capturing a citizenry indelibly shaped by its environment while rarely relying on the expressiveness of a face.
The company release said, Toyota designers 'strived to sculpt an urban-dwelling crossover that would effortlessly navigate tight, congested streets and stand out with an agile, dynamic expressiveness. In the end, the C-HR happily finds itself a home in rush-hour traffic on Marine Corps Drive as it does on the open village back roads of Guam.'
Halberstadt, Cassidy, Stifter, Parke, and Fox (1995) defined expressiveness as a persistent pattern or style in exhibiting nonverbal and verbal communications that often, but not always, appear to be related to emotion.