[suh g-jes-tiv, suh-]
- that suggests; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: His recommendation was suggestive of his boss's thinking.
- rich in suggestions or ideas: a suggestive critical essay.
- evocative; presented partially rather than in detail.
- that suggests or implies something improper or indecent; risqué: suggestive remarks.
Origin of suggestive
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1. See expressive.
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Examples from the Web for suggestively
Ebah, speaking from his home in the camp, said suggestively, “There are signs of a big thing on the horizon.”Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister
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Phil jingled them suggestively, and kept on into the restaurant.The Spoilers of the Valley
"While we speculate the dinner cools," said Miss Maddledock suggestively.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
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"If you mention me in dispatches," Bones went on suggestively.Bones
"I suppose my trunk is somewhere else," she said suggestively.
"Unless we're going out to the stable," she said suggestively.
- (postpositive foll by of) conveying a hint (of something)this painting is suggestive of a hot summer day
- tending to suggest something improper or indecent
- able or liable to suggest an idea, plan, etc
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Word Origin and History for suggestively
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