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From Great Moments with Mr Lincoln, to incredibly expressive characters like the Na’Vi Shaman anchored inside a dark ride, to characters that hold up in bright, well lit spaces.

As Alina, actress Jessie Mei Li’s conviction anchors Shadow and Bone, and her expressive gentleness imparts soul.

Shan is not an expressive kid, not one to talk about his feelings, so his silence is how Anjy Cramer knows he is feeling upset.

If the government aims to protect particular ideas, then it’s aiming directly at the expressive autonomy of American citizens—and companies.

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Young people have grown up in a time when politics is more “expressive and conversational when compared to previous generations,” says Feezell.

The instrumental view of culture has it wrong, she argues, and should be replaced with what she calls an “expressive view.”

Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing, and brilliant.

With me, finding out how expressive people could be in music really saved me.

Bitcoin serves a purpose that is at once expressive and purposeful.

He combines fabrics and textures and prints in a very expressive way.

The rightly cultivated expressive voice is the man—speaking.

Mrs. Kaye's expressive eyes, which had dwelt on Isabel with flattering attention, fell to the tip of her cigarette.

The circle around did not exactly contradict him, but exhibited expressive appearances of incredulity.

The two most pleasing, expressive, and powerful single instruments of music are the human voice and the violin.

He was also the inventor of "Poikilorgue," an expressive organ, which was the origin of the harmonium.


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The adjective expressive suggests conveying, or being capable of conveying, a thought, intention, emotion, etc., in an effective or vivid manner: an expressive gesture. Meaningful and significant imply an underlying and unexpressed thought whose existence is plainly shown although its precise nature is left to conjecture. Meaningful implies a secret and intimate understanding between the persons involved: Meaningful looks passed between them. Significant suggests conveying important or hidden meaning: On hearing this statement, he gave the officers a significant glance. Suggestive implies an indirect or covert conveying of a meaning, sometimes mentally stimulating, sometimes verging on impropriety or indecency: a suggestive story or remark.

On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expressive, such as: articulate, artistic, colorful, dramatic, eloquent, and energetic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.