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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:
Translations

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
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.
They had be- hind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in night- mares.
Whether such conduct expresses itself as open leering and suggestiveness, or the subtler practices of minimization and exclusion, says Weber, "there is a vestigial fraternity of poorly evolved males for which women have developed a keen sense, and aversion.
An affecting blend of sweet and dreamy smoochers (Dancing With Character), pulsating, libido-flexing suggestiveness (Dip My Toe) and tropical treats (Atletico), the album charts the pair's journey from professional collaborators to starry-eyed lovers.
But gained greater improvisatory freedom and suggestiveness through this trade-off.
Allied to the Arnolfini Portrait's technical power was also the suggestiveness of its famous mirror, imitated in works ranging from a William Holman Hunt drawing of 1850, illustrating Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott', to The Mirror by William Orpen (1900; Fig.