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:
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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.
It is full of suggestiveness, and, in its way, is as good as a cathedral.
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!--all stricken dead and cold in the instant of its maddest rioting!--fettered, paralyzed, and left to glower at heaven in impotent rage for evermore!
Questions to be asked in regard to external style are such as these: Is it good or bad, careful or careless, clear and easy or confused and difficult; simple or complex; terse and forceful (perhaps colloquial) or involved and stately; eloquent, balanced, rhythmical; vigorous, or musical, languid, delicate and decorative; varied or monotonous; plain or figurative; poor or rich in connotation and poetic suggestiveness; beautiful, or only clear and strong?
Eugene (who would seem to be in a gloomy state of suggestiveness), suggests, 'Suppose you have no means and live beyond them?'
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.
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.
The bare arms were long and sinewy, ending in strong, bony hands with clawlike fingers--almost talonlike in their suggestiveness. The white robe was separated in front, revealing skinny legs and the further fact that the thing wore but the single garment, which was of fine, woven cloth.
They had be- hind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in night- mares.
Therese, for all the discomfort her innocence and suggestiveness provokes, was Balthus's bravest subject, and at her we should continue to direct our gaze.
Coles poses to us the following points: 'How does one deal with the mix of actuality and emotionality that any taped interview [you can change this to any scene shot] presents...and how does one arrange and unfold the events, the incidents: a story's pace, its plot, its coherence, its character development and portrayal, its suggestiveness, its degree of inwardness, its degree to connection to external action, and, all in all, its dramatic power, not to mention its moral authority.'