De*mon"stra*tive (?), a. [F. d'emonstratif, L. demonstrativus.]

1.

Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.

"Demonstrative figures."

Dryden.

An argument necessary and demonstrative. Hooker.

2.

Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.

3.

Consisting of eulogy or of invective.

"Demonstrative eloquence."

Blair.

Demonstrative pronoun Gram., a pronoun distinctly designating that to which it refers.

 

© Webster 1913.


De*mon"stra*tive, n. Gram.

A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives.

 

© Webster 1913.

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