demonstrative: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (du-mon'stru-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by or given to open exhibition or expression of one's emotions, attitudes, etc., esp. of love or affection: She wished her fiancé were more demonstrative.
  2. serving to demonstrate; explanatory or illustrative.
  3. serving to prove the truth of anything; indubitably conclusive.
  4. indicating or singling out the thing referred to. This is a demonstrative pronoun.
  1. a demonstrative word, as this or there.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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