demonstrative demonstrative  /dɪ ˈmɑn strə tɪv/


  1. (n) a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  2. (adj) given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
  3. (adj) serving to demonstrate



  1. For months the Shah's opposition had been growing more demonstrative, especially the Shi'ite mullahs and their followers.
  2. The brothers' admirers are more demonstrative, and with good reason: the Coens make damn fine movies.
  3. Seery and his colleagues did not delve specifically into why demonstrative participants experienced worse outcomes than the less expressive ones.


  1. Advanced Practice Strategies' Demonstrative Evidence Group Selected as Vendor of Choice by Louisiana Medical Mutual ...

    Advanced Practice Strategies' Demonstrative Evidence Group today announced it has been selected by the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company as the preferred vendor of choice for visual strategies ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Albright masterful in fourth event win

    Steve Albright sure knows how to break a tie in demonstrative fashion. Albright captured Marion Masters victory No. 4 on Sunday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Ocala Star-Banner


  1. Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip, said there was "no demonstrative thing to point to where this President says we've got a plan, we're going to get it done."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Eric Cantor Source: National Post

  2. "The movies, other than family, were the major influence of my childhood," Hefner said. "I was in a very typical Midwestern, Methodist home with a lot of repression and not much demonstrative expression of emotion. My escape was the darkened...
    on Jan 2, 2009 By: Hugh Hefner Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I thought Timmy was very focused tonight," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He was very aggressive with the ball. He wasn't looking for other people and worrying about getting other people involved. He just was demonstrative offensively."
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Gregg Popovich Source: USA Today

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