Definition of “demonstrative” - English Dictionary

“demonstrative” in British English

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demonstrativeadjective

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

(Definition of “demonstrative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“demonstrative” in American English

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demonstrativeadjective

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/

(Definition of “demonstrative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)