Ex*press"ive (?), a. [Cf. F. expressif.]
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.
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.
Through her expressive eyes her soul distinctly spoke.
-- Ex*press"ive*ly,adv. -- Ex*press"ive*ness,n.
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