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demonstrative

  

      adj  
1    tending to manifest or express one's feelings easily or unreservedly  
2    postpositive; foll by: of   serving as proof; indicative  
3    involving or characterized by demonstration  
a demonstrative lecture     
4    conclusive; indubitable  
demonstrative arguments     
5      (Grammar)   denoting or belonging to a class of determiners used to point out the individual referent or referents intended, such as this, that, these, and those  
   Compare       interrogative       relative  
      n  
6      (Grammar)   a demonstrative word or construction  
  demonstratively      adv  
  demonstrativeness      n  
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demonstrative

  
1    affectionate, effusive, emotional, expansive, expressive, gushing, loving, open, unreserved, unrestrained  
2    evincive, explanatory, expository, illustrative, indicative, symptomatic  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    aloof, cold, contained, distant, formal, impassive, reserved, restrained, stiff, unaffectionate, undemonstrative, unemotional, unresponsive  

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