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Meaning of EXPRESSIVE

Pronunciation:  ik'spresiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by expression; "an expressive glance"; "a very expressive face"
 

EXPRESSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: communicative, communicatory
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*press"ive\, a. [Cf. F. expressif.]
1. Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative;
   communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of
   his gratitude.

         Each verse so swells expressive of her woes.
                                               --Tickell.

2. Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or
   feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as,
   expressive looks or words.

         You have restrained yourself within the list of too
         cold an adieu; be more expressive to them. --Shak.

         Through her expressive eyes her soul distinctly
         spoke.                                --Littelton.
   -- {Ex*press"ive*ly},adv. -- {Ex*press"ive*ness},n.

 
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