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synonyms for descriptive

  • definitive
  • detailed
  • eloquent
  • expressive
  • identifying
  • illuminating
  • pictorial
  • revealing
  • vivid
  • anecdotic
  • characteristic
  • characterizing
  • circumstantial
  • classificatory
  • clear
  • delineative
  • depictive
  • describing
  • designating
  • explicative
  • expository
  • extended
  • graphic
  • illuminative
  • illustrative
  • indicative
  • interpretive
  • lifelike
  • narrative
  • particularized
  • picturesque
  • specific
  • true to life
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antonyms for descriptive

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  • dull
  • confusing
  • cursory
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Every field has terms of art, but when those terms are descriptive, they are easier to memorize.
WHY MATHEMATICIANS SHOULD STOP NAMING THINGS AFTER EACH OTHER - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDELAURA BALLSEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
Like Conway and Wolpert, he put his descriptive name into the titles of his work, not just the body.
WHY MATHEMATICIANS SHOULD STOP NAMING THINGS AFTER EACH OTHER - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDELAURA BALLSEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
Euclid’s Elements is full of common, descriptive names, even though he was drawing on discoveries made by many different people.
WHY MATHEMATICIANS SHOULD STOP NAMING THINGS AFTER EACH OTHER - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDELAURA BALLSEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
By now, descriptive alt texts should be best practice for all content teams.
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A number of them — and I think it’s either misleading or not very descriptive — will call it the “bystander effect,” but that doesn’t tell you whether the bystander effect is to increase or decrease reporting.
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His Characters, in imitation of Theophrastus, is a work of established excellence, and descriptive of the manners of that age.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
As Mrs. Armine looked at him she remembered the descriptive phrase that set him apart from all the people of Luxor.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
In one of them, descriptive of antediluvial history, is a painting of Lamech shooting Cain with a bow and arrow.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 178, MARCH 26, 1853VARIOUS
These things are beyond my knowledge, which it would perhaps be more descriptive to call ignorance.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Save incidentally—for he did send descriptive articles to The Daily Gazette—he was not out on professional business.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO DESCRIPTIVE

  • accessory
  • additional
  • adjunct
  • adnoun
  • attribute
  • attributive
  • dependent
  • descriptive
  • identifier
  • modifier
  • qualifier
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.