- (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh milk.Compare limiting (def. 2).
- (of a clause) nonrestrictive.Compare restrictive (def. 4).
Origin of descriptive
OTHER WORDS FROM descriptive
How to use descriptive in a sentence
Use a descriptive anchor text with keywords that are relevant to the linked-to page.Seven most popular types of blog posts guaranteed to boost traffic|Karl Tablante|November 30, 2020|Search Engine Watch
I use the word “intense,” because the word “difficult” is pejorative and not very descriptive.Why one child can be more ‘difficult’ than another|Meghan Leahy|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The most common approach for curating such a data set is to compile a collection of images with descriptive captions.This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI|Karen Hao|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In the Pixel 4a, Google has already turned off face retouching by default, it says, and notes the interface will soon be updated to include what Google describes as “value-free” descriptive icons and labels for the app’s face retouching effects.Google takes aim at ‘beauty filters’ with design changes coming to Pixel phones|Sarah Perez|October 1, 2020|TechCrunch
Additionally, if you want images to show up in Google, then writing descriptive alt text is a must-have.How to make your website ADA-compliant and win at SEO|Abhishek Shah|September 21, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In other words, descriptively, Khalidi thinks Foxman is right."No Light Between the U.S. and Israel”|Shaul Magid|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He'll immediately (extending her arms descriptively) throw down his bunch of flowers and dive despairingly into the moat.Belinda|A. A. Milne
It is easy, however, to let this list of characters go too far descriptively.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
At the crossroads in the valley stood the local jail, or "coop," as it was more descriptively called.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
As an instance we may quote the “Faust” overture of Wagner, in which the pitch is used emotionally as well as descriptively.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
The word is also used descriptively for the internal divisions or sections of a comprehensive work.