Definición de demonstrative en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /dəˈmänstrədiv/


1(Of a person) tending to show feelings, especially of affection, openly.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I'm not a very demonstrative person, having always been taught that emotion leads to weakness, so I was more than a little embarrassed.
  • This wasn't a family that showed what it felt, or courted demonstrative friends.
  • With his loud voice and demonstrative personality, Weis usually sets the tone on the practice field.
expressive, open, forthcoming, communicative, unreserved, emotional, effusive, gushing;
affectionate, cuddly, loving, warm, friendly, approachable
informal touchy-feely, lovey-dovey, huggy
2Serving as conclusive evidence of something; giving proof: demonstrative evidence
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The course's contents included the direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, introduction of evidence and demonstrative exhibits, the making of closing arguments and the opening statement.
  • He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
  • In my view, when the admissibility of demonstrative evidence is in issue, in many cases, a traditional analysis of probative value really misses the point.
indicative, suggestive, illustrative
convincing, definite, positive, telling, conclusive, certain, decisive;
incontrovertible, irrefutable, undeniable, indisputable, unassailable
2.1Involving demonstration, especially by scientific means: the possibility of a demonstrative science of ethics
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Knowledge is composed of demonstrations, even if it may also include definitions; the method of science is demonstrative, even if it may also include the process of defining.
  • Aquinas's philosophical theology is an elaborately developed, sophisticated system of knowledge modeled more or less closely on Aristotelian demonstrative science.
  • It is cruel, inhuman and plainly wrong to keep fit parents from their precious children without a compelling, demonstrative reason.
3 Grammar (Of a determiner or pronoun) indicating the person or thing referred to (e.g., this, that, those).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The best examples are the demonstrative pronouns this and that, for the reason that they are guaranteed a reference every time they are used.
  • These are thoughts or judgements whose canonical expression is in terms of a demonstrative pronoun, ‘this’ or ‘that’, used to refer to some object in the perceived environment.
  • Maybe I have a propensity for those sort of muddles, but maybe I'd rather have a propensity for that sort of a muddle, for my demonstrative pronouns are very dear to me.


A demonstrative determiner or pronoun.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • All the pronouns and demonstratives have different forms for each conjunctive, creating such words as walalanggalangguwuy, meaning ‘originating from them’.
  • Among the definite determiners are the demonstratives this and that, these and those.
  • Note that there is variation not only in verb agreement, but also in agreement with demonstratives - this vs. these.



Pronunciación: /dəˈmänstrədivlē/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • As the latter is demonstratively untrue it appears that the case is made.
  • He demonstratively threw down the red jacket in front of the City Council building.
  • His huge hands move about demonstratively as he discusses the new movie and his career.


Pronunciación: /dəˈmänstrədivnəs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Emotional demonstrativeness has never been our particular modus operandi.
  • Neither was given to demonstrativeness and communicated quietly the pain of ultimate separation.
  • Her mother's warmth and demonstrativeness were coupled with a decisive bias toward action.


Late Middle English (in the senses 'serving as conclusive evidence of' and 'making manifest'): from Old French demonstratif, -ive, from Latin demonstrativus, from demonstrare 'point out' (see demonstrate).

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División en sílabas: de·mon·stra·tive

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