HyperDic: demonstrative

English > 3 senses of the word demonstrative:
ADJECTIVEalldemonstrativegiven to or marked by the open expression of emotion
alldemonstrative, illustrativeserving to demonstrate
NOUNcommunicationdemonstrative, demonstrative pronouna pronoun that points out an intended referent
demonstrative > pronunciation
Soundsdihmaa'nstrahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > demonstrative: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninggiven to or marked by the open expression of emotion.
Example"an affectionate and demonstrative family"
Narrowereffusive, gushing, gushyextravagantly demonstrative
epideictic, epideicticaldesigned primarily for rhetorical display
See alsounreservednot cautious or reticent
Oppositeundemonstrativenot given to open expression of emotion
Spanishefusivo, expresivo
Catalanefusiu, expressiu
Nounsdemonstrativenesstending to express your feelings freely
Adverbsdemonstrativelyin a demonstrative manner
English > demonstrative: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningServing to demonstrate.
Synonymillustrative
Broaderinstructive, informativeServing to instruct or enlighten or inform
Spanishdemostrativo, ilustrativo
Nounsdemonstrativea pronoun that points out an intended referent
Verbsdemonstrateestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
demonstrateprovide evidence for
English > demonstrative: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA pronoun that points out an intended referent.
Synonymdemonstrative pronoun
BroaderpronounA function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
Spanishdemostrativo, pronombre demostrativo
Catalandemostratiu
Adjectivesdemonstrativeserving to demonstrate

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