- of or like an attribute
- Gram. joined directly to (in English, generally preceding) the substantive that it modifies: said of an adjective
Origin of attributiveFrench attributif
Gram. an attributive adjective: “black” in “black cat” is an attributive
A word or word group, such as an adjective, that is placed adjacent to the noun it modifies without a linking verb; for example, pale in the pale girl.
- Grammar Of, relating to, or being an attributive, as an adjective.
- Of or having the nature of an attribution or attribute.
(comparative more attributive, superlative most attributive)