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demonstrative

adjective  us   /dɪˈmɑn·strə·t̬ɪv/

demonstrative adjective (IN GRAMMAR)

grammar showing which person or thing is being referred to: a demonstrative adjective In “This is my brother,” “this” is a demonstrative pronoun.

demonstrative adjective (EXPRESSING FEELING)

behaving in a way that clearly shows your feelings: She was always a demonstrative child.
demonstratively
adverb  /dɪˈmɑn·strət̬·ɪv·li/
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