Origin of prescriptive
OTHER WORDS FROM prescriptivepre·scrip·tive·ly, adverbpre·scrip·tive·ness, nounnon·pre·scrip·tive, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prescriptiveprescriptive , proscriptive
Words nearby prescriptive
How to use prescriptive in a sentence
It’s trying to be descriptive, not prescriptive, and to give a sense of the way life has been lived, whatever way that has been.He’s reported on music’s legends. Now Peter Guralnick is letting himself slip into the story.|Geoff Edgers|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
What’s changed is whether or not we are prescriptive in trying to boil things down to a few numbers.
Publishers are learning to be less prescriptive about what their communities need.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era|Pierre Bienaimé|November 17, 2020|Digiday
This design is in no way prescriptive of what you should do for your own Forester, other Subaru models, or any other vehicle that you already have.How to Build Out Your Subaru Forester for $350 or Less|Madeleine LaPlante-Dube|October 15, 2020|Outside Online
Admittedly, I wanted period tracking to be a fix, and to offer me a prescriptive path back to better fitness and strength.
The fact that some prescriptive rules are valuable does not mean that every grammatical injunction should be obeyed.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was descriptive, prescriptive, and exemplary in its clarity.
For better or worse, the standards are not very prescriptive.
Simmons knows she faces an uphill battle—but her goal this time around is to be prescriptive about the problem.
In accordance with a prescriptive right, this remonstrance was received by the king in person on March 14.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
No institution, no branch of legislature, no church, no prerogative or prescriptive claim has any rights against the Right.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
Woman's prescriptive infirmity had stalked into the sunlight, which had clothed it in the freshness of an originality.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
No merely prescriptive external rules, borrowed from society when the mothers were girls, can fully answer the purpose.The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
A prescriptive government, such as ours, never was the work of any legislator, never was made upon any foregone theory.Thoughts on the Present Discontents|Edmund Burke