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Definition of Demonstrative


  1. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.
  2. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
  3. Consisting of eulogy or of invective.
  4. A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives.

Demonstrative Quotations

I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.
Warren Christopher

Yeah, all drama teachers are very effusive, very demonstrative, very emotionally open, very big, and gesticulate a lot, and are very physical.
Steve Coogan

In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor expect demonstrative evidence, because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact, and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd.
Simon Greenleaf

I'm quite a disciplinarian: I can be a shouter. But I can be a very demonstrative kisser and hugger.
Martin Freeman

A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences.
Edward Tufte
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Demonstrative Translations

demonstrative in Dutch is aanwijzend voornaamwoord
demonstrative in German is demonstrativ
demonstrative in Portuguese is demonstrativo
demonstrative in Spanish is demostrativo
demonstrative in Swedish is demonstrativ, bevisande
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