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Definitions of demonstrative

  1. a pronoun that points out an intended referent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A demonstrative pronoun; as, this and that are demonstratives. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A pronoun which itself defines or indicates that to which it refers; as, this, that, these, those. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Demonstrativeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Demonstratively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. serving to demonstrate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Consisting of eulogy or of invective. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Making evident: proving with certainty: given to the manifestation of one's feelings. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Making evident; conclusive; apt to show feeling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Convincing; conclusive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Inclined to emotional manifestation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Invincibly conclusive; clearly exhibiting; that expresses itself with emphasis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Proving by certain evidence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for demonstrative

  1. But although she was naturally demonstrative she carefully avoided any disturbing caresses. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. Mrs. Drummond was so rarely demonstrative to her children that even this well- beloved son had never heard before such chords of tenderness in his mother's voice; and, looking up, he saw that her keen gray eyes were softened and moist with tears. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
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