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synonyms for expressive

  • articulate
  • artistic
  • colorful
  • dramatic
  • eloquent
  • energetic
  • passionate
  • poignant
  • striking
  • suggestive
  • thoughtful
  • vivid
  • alive
  • allusive
  • brilliant
  • demonstrative
  • emphatic
  • forcible
  • graphic
  • indicative
  • ingenious
  • lively
  • masterly
  • meaningful
  • mobile
  • moving
  • pathetic
  • pictorial
  • picturesque
  • pointed
  • pregnant
  • representative
  • responsive
  • revelatory
  • showy
  • significant
  • silver-tongued
  • spirited
  • stimulating
  • stirring
  • strong
  • sympathetic
  • tender
  • touching
  • understanding
  • warm
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antonyms for expressive

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  • dull
  • lifeless
  • ugly
  • uncaring
  • expressionless
  • inexpressive
  • passive
  • undemonstrative
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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.

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How to use expressive in a sentence

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.
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As Alina, actress Jessie Mei Li’s conviction anchors Shadow and Bone, and her expressive gentleness imparts soul.
NETFLIX’S ‘SHADOW AND BONE’ IS A CHAOTIC, CONFOUNDING, TOTALLY ENGROSSING RIDELAURA BRADLEYAPRIL 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
KIDS ARE RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS. BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO STAY AT HOME?HANNAH NATANSON, DONNA ST. GEORGEAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If the government aims to protect particular ideas, then it’s aiming directly at the expressive autonomy of American citizens—and companies.
A SURPRISING OPINION FROM JUSTICE THOMAS MAY SIGNAL AN OMINOUS SHIFT ON FREE SPEECHDAVID FRENCHAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
Young people have grown up in a time when politics is more “expressive and conversational when compared to previous generations,” says Feezell.
HOW ‘CANCEL CULTURE’ BECAME AN ISSUE FOR YOUNG REPUBLICANSMEREDITH CONROYMARCH 22, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
As our anxiety moderates, we can dip into music, movies, sports, and other expressive uses of the powerful network we turned on to survive.
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It would, however, have deprived the nation of an instructive story about the expressive function of the law.
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R2-D2 and BB-8 don’t even look human, yet they are highly expressive and intelligent.
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What I found interesting in these narratives was that these commenters were not only ready to come out on a “public” digital space, they were also expressive in revealing their offline identities.
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To their surprise, the winner looked least like Kim physically but had the most expressive performance.
INSIDE THE STRANGE NEW WORLD OF BEING A DEEPFAKE ACTORKAREN HAOOCTOBER 9, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPRESSIVE

  • clear
  • coherent
  • comprehensible
  • definite
  • distinct
  • eloquent
  • expressive
  • fluent
  • intelligible
  • lucid
  • meaningful
  • understandable
  • well-spoken
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