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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.

demonstrative adjective (GRAMMAR)

specialized language Demonstrative words are words, for example "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.

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.
demonstratively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
demonstrativeness
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈmɒn.strə.tɪv.nəs/  us   /-ˈmɑːn.strə.t̬ɪv.nəs/
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