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  • adj.expressive, communicative
  • adj.conclusive

synonyms for demonstrative

  • candid
  • effusive
  • outspoken
  • frank
  • indicative
  • open
  • outpouring
  • plain
  • tender
  • affectionate
  • emotional
  • evincive
  • expansive
  • explanatory
  • expository
  • gushing
  • illustrative
  • loving
  • outgoing
  • profuse
  • symptomatic
  • unconstrained
  • unreserved
  • unrestrained
  • warmhearted

antonyms for demonstrative

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  • ambiguous
  • dishonest
  • unclear
  • vague
  • anticlimactic
  • cold
  • cool
  • inexpressive
  • mysterious
  • reserved
  • restrained
  • uncommunicative
  • undemonstrative
  • unemotional
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How to use demonstrative in a sentence

Grown-up giraffes just aren’t huggy, cuddling, demonstrative animals.
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Walking with arms encircling waists, or such demonstrative tokens of love, are marks of low breeding.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
But perhaps you are a chemist, and proud, as most chemists are, of the accuracy attainable in that most demonstrative science.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
A cold reserve on Frederick's part had succeeded the demonstrative affection that had formerly existed between mother and son.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Asused here in its demonstrative meaning, to introduce a parenthetical clause.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
She was preternaturally animated and demonstrative at the station—your sex's little guileful way ever since the world began.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
I observed, as my uncle spoke, that his voice was unnaturally moved and his manner unwontedly demonstrative.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He had no sooner turned his back than the general relief broke out irrepressibly; Ormsby being especially demonstrative.
THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
The demonstrative adverb thus implies a relative adverb: comp.
MILTON'S COMUSJOHN MILTON
Kea pointed out to us with demonstrative finger the various floors or ledges on the inner wall.
THE WHITE MAN'S FOOTGRANT ALLEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEMONSTRATIVE

  • candid
  • chatty
  • communicable
  • conversable
  • conversational
  • demonstrative
  • effusive
  • enlightening
  • expansive
  • forthcoming
  • frank
  • garrulous
  • gushing
  • loquacious
  • open
  • outgoing
  • talkative
  • unreserved
  • voluble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.