Origin of demonstrative
Related Words for demonstrativeeffusive, candid, outspoken, decisive, plain, outpouring, indicative, frank, tender, open, specific, showing, final, affectionate, emotional, expansive, explanatory, expository, histrionic, illustrative
Examples from the Web for demonstrative
Contemporary Examples of demonstrative
There is something about a clown that stays with people: the bright colors, their tendency to be demonstrative.Nightmares in Face Paint: Why We’ll Always Be Afraid of Clowns
October 18, 2014
A decade ago, Junger says, he would not have departed from a strict journalistic style to be demonstrative about himself.Sebastian Junger's War
May 12, 2010
Historical Examples of demonstrative
Mr. Locke divides all arguments into demonstrative and probable.
Here both platforms were besieged with demonstrative crowds.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
I offer but the outline of this view; but to me the proof is demonstrative.
When he first came in he kissed me and spoke kindly to me, but he was not demonstrative.My Antonia
I am not demonstrative toward anybody; I leave that custom to my servants.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
late 14c., "characterized by logic, based on logic," from Old French démonstratif (14c.), from Latin demonstrativus "pointing out, demonstrating," from past participle stem of demonstrare (see demonstration). Grammatical sense, "pointing out the thing referred to," is mid-15c. Meaning "given to outward expressions of feelings" is from 1819. Demonstrative pronoun is late 16c.