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demonstrative

de·mon·stra·tive

demonstrative

 
pronunciation:
d man str tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving to demonstrate or illustrate; explanatory.
definition 2: providing proof; decisive.
demonstrative evidence
antonyms:
inconclusive
similar words:
ostensive
definition 3: given to open expressions of feeling, esp. affectionate feeling.
antonyms:
reserved, undemonstrative
similar words:
emotional, expressive
definition 4: in grammar, indicating or specifying that which is referred to, as the pronouns "that" and "these".
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part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, a demonstrative pronoun or adjective.
derivations: demonstratively (adv.), demonstrativeness (n.)
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