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Definition of Indicative


  1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
  2. Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
  3. The indicative mood.

Indicative Quotations

This whole thing about reality television to me is really indicative of America saying we're not satisfied just watching television, we want to star in our own TV shows. We want you to discover us and put us in your own TV show, and we want television to be about us, finally.
Steven Spielberg

Bad news: Complainers are rewarded for complaining. Indicative of the victim culture in which we live, people have not only come to expect something for nothing, but are then rewarded for how loudly they can ventilate their sense of having been victims of fraud.
John Ridley

If you get a wrinkle, I don't feel that's indicative of your losing ground. That's ridiculous.
Leighton Meester

I think your conversations are indicative of your tastes - even your diction.

Did you know that the word 'tsunami,' which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.
Junichiro Koizumi
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Indicative Translations

indicative in Dutch is indicatief, aantonende wijs
indicative in German is hinweisend, anzeigend
indicative in Portuguese is indicativo
indicative in Spanish is indicativo