demonstrative Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "demonstrative" - English Dictionary

See all translations

demonstrativeadjective

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/
(Definition of demonstrative from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of demonstrative?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “demonstrative” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More