demonstrative[di män′strə tiv; also dem′ən strā′tiv]
- A person who is hugging and cuddling all the time is an example of someone who is demonstrative.
- An experiment that shows how gravity works is an example of a demonstrative experiment.
- Research the provides solid proof of something is an example of demonstrative proof.
The definition of demonstrative is someone who is prone to showing affection or emotion, or something that serves as a demonstration or as conclusive evidence and proof.
- that demonstrates or shows; illustrative
- giving convincing evidence or conclusive proof: usually with of
- having to do with demonstration
- showing feelings openly and frankly
- Gram. pointing out; specifying: “this” is a demonstrative pronoun
Origin of demonstrativeMiddle English and amp; Old French demonstratif ; from Classical Latin demonstrativus: see demonstrate
Gram. a demonstrative pronoun or adjective
- Serving to manifest or prove.
- Involving or characterized by demonstration.
- Given to or marked by the open expression of emotion: an affectionate and demonstrative family.
- Grammar Specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to: the demonstrative pronouns these and that.
A demonstrative pronoun or adjective.
(comparative more demonstrative, superlative most demonstrative)
- (grammar) A demonstrative adjective.
- (grammar) A demonstrative pronoun.
From Middle French démonstratif