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Meaning of SUSPENSIVE

Pronunciation:  su'spensiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  undecided or characterized by indecisiveness
  2. [adj]  (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
 

SUSPENSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cliff-hanging, indecisive, nail-biting, suspenseful, tense
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sus*pen"sive\, a. [Cf. F. suspensif. See {Suspend}.]
Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing
interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful. ``In suspensive
thoughts.'' --Beaumont. ``A suspensive veto.'' --Macaulay.

      The provisional and suspensive attitude. --J. Morley.

{Suspensive} condition (Scots Law), a condition precedent, or
   a condition without the performance of which the contract
   can not be completed.

 

 

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