adv. expressively, in a manner which demonstrates emotions or opinions; in a manner which explains or illustrates

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  • Demonstratively — De*mon stra*tive*ly, adv. In a manner fitted to demonstrate; clearly; convincingly; forcibly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demonstratively — demonstrative ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to show one s feelings openly. 2) serving to demonstrate something. 3) Grammar (of a determiner or pronoun) indicating the person or thing referred to (e.g. this, that, those). ► NOUN Grammar ▪ a demonstrative …   English terms dictionary

  • demonstratively — adverb in a demonstrative manner he greeted her demonstratively • Derived from adjective: ↑demonstrative …   Useful english dictionary

  • demonstratively — adverb see demonstrative I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demonstratively — See demonstrative. * * * …   Universalium

  • demonstratively — adverb In a demonstrative manner …   Wiktionary

  • demonstratively — de·mon·stra·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • demonstratively — See: demonstrative …   English dictionary

  • demonstrative — demonstratively, adv. demonstrativeness, n. /deuh mon streuh tiv/, adj. 1. characterized by or given to open exhibition or expression of one s emotions, attitudes, etc., esp. of love or affection: She wished her fiancé were more demonstrative. 2 …   Universalium

  • demonstrative — [[t]dɪmɒ̱nstrətɪv[/t]] demonstratives 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is demonstrative shows affection freely and openly. Richard was not normally demonstrative, but he came forward quickly and gave her a hug. Ant: reserved Derived words:… …   English dictionary

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