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demonstrative

adjective uk   /dɪˈmɒn.strə.tɪv/ us    /-ˈmɑːn.strə.t̬ɪv/

demonstrative adjective (SHOWING FEELINGS)

If you are demonstrative, you show your feelings or behave in a way that shows your love: We're a very demonstrative family.Showing affectionTouching and feelingShowing and demonstrating

demonstrative adjective (GRAMMAR)

specialized language describes words such as 'this', 'that', 'these', and 'those' that show which person or thing is being referred to: In the sentence "This is my brother", "this" is a demonstrative pronoun.Grammatical terms

demonstrative adjective (INDICATING)

be demonstrative of sth formal to show something or make something clear: The findings of this survey are demonstrative of the need for further research.Showing and demonstrating
demonstratively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Showing affectionTouching and feelingShowing and demonstrating
demonstrativeness
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈmɒn.strə.tɪv.nəs/ us    /-ˈmɑːn.strə.t̬ɪv.nəs/
Showing affectionTouching and feelingShowing and demonstrating
(Definition of demonstrative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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