indicative indicative  /ɪn ˈdɪ kə tɪv/


  1. (n) a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
  2. (adj) relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements
  3. (adj) (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly


  1. The term, popularized in 2006 by Grey's Anatomy and more recently by Oprah Winfrey, is fairly indicative of where we are linguistically as a nation.
  2. But Arbat is of a different order: it is not only indicative of Mikhail Gorbachev's leash-loosening policies but also an official seal of disapproval on the past.
  3. The scene was indicative, though, of the Illinois Senator's shaky first steps with labor.


  1. The Buying of America

    Is the pending deal by a Chinese company to purchase iconic Smithfield Foods indicative of the buying of America by China?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.

  2. Gay rights groups condemn NYPD over alleged 'homophobic' arrest

    Gay rights groups and anti-violence activists gathered Tuesday outside One Police Plaza to condemn NYPD officers they said wrongly arrested three men in Brooklyn last week because they were gay, saying it was indicative of the force's "homophobia."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: amNewYork

  3. A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation’s New Shelf Registration

    A.M. Best Co. has assigned indicative ratings of “bbb” on senior unsecured debt, “bbb-” on subordinated debt and “bb+” on junior subordinated debt, preferred stock and trust preferred securities to the recently filed $300 million shelf registration of Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation [NASDAQ:IPCC].
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The process was more public and took longer than any of us would have liked, but that was indicative of how critical a decision this was for our franchise," Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen said in a statement.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Paul Allen Source: Yahoo! Sports

  2. "Some of the debate in Washington is in fact indicative of the concerns that some of the American people have ...... if the Iraqi government doesn't do what it has said it will do," Rice said she told leaders from all of Iraq's factions.
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: FOXNews

  3. "It's indicative of how some of our enemies view America," McCain said. "And I guarantee you, they're not going to endorse me."
    on May 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: TIME

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /