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formative

[ fawr-muh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF formative

Synonyms for formative

  • developmental
  • determinative
  • sensitive
  • shaping
  • immature
  • impressible
  • malleable
  • moldable
  • pliant
  • susceptible
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Antonyms for formative

  • destructive
  • noninfluential
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMATIVE

In its literal sense Bildung implies a shaping and formative action.

Evolution, like development, was due to a Bildungskraft or formative force.

Formative Reize in der thierischen Ontogenese, Leipzig, 1901.

He had undergone the labours of a titan for twelve eventful and formative years.

Perhaps the Chiltern she had married was as yet in a formative state.

There is a formative, a creative power in sincerity and also in segregation itself.

All the preceding exercises are "formative" for the art of drawing.

The Irish name for a boat is baudh, which is only a formative of pith.

I mean that I must be alone in the formative thrall of work.

In its formative state it is too soft for such manipulation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French formatif, from Latin format-, past participle stem of formare (see form (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORMATIVE

creative

adjectiveartistic, imaginative

most original

adjectivefresh, new
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