showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually followed by of): behavior indicative of mental disorder.
the indicative mood.
a verb in the indicative.
Origin of indicative
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Related Words for indicativelyindividually, specially, exactly, correctly, precisely, definitely, clearly, especially, respectively, categorically, pointedly, explicitly, accurately, peculiarly, characteristically, concretely, distinctively, indicatively, minutely
- the indicative mood
- a verb in the indicative mood
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mid-15c., from Old French indicatif (14c.), from Late Latin indicativus, from indicat-, past participle stem of Latin indicare (see indication).
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