Ex*press"ive (?), a. [Cf. F. expressif.]

1.

Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.

Each verse so swells expressive of her woes. Tickell.

2.

Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.

You have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu; be more expressive to them. Shak.

Through her expressive eyes her soul distinctly spoke. Littelton.

-- Ex*press"ive*ly,adv. -- Ex*press"ive*ness,n.

 

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