expositive

[ ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF expositive
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How expositive is all this of the unstable fashion of Mr. Ruskin's temper and writings!

It may be narrative, descriptive, expositive, or argumentative.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin expositorius, from expositus, past participle of exponere (see expound). Earlier in English as a noun meaning "an expository treatise, commentary" (early 15c.).

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