[ ri-zuhmp-tiv ]
/ rɪˈzʌmp tɪv /


that summarizes: a resumptive statement.
that tends to resume or repeat: a speech so resumptive that its point was lost.

Nearby words

  1. resultant tone,
  2. resultantly,
  3. resultingly,
  4. resume,
  5. resumption,
  6. resumptive pronoun,
  7. resumptively,
  8. resupinate,
  9. resupination,
  10. resupine

Origin of resumptive

First recorded in 1850–55; resumpt(ion) + -ive

Related formsre·sump·tive·ly, adverbun·re·sump·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resumptive

  • When it was produced, it was not novel, but resumptive, in its thought; and therefore it succeeded.

    The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
  • The drama, by its very nature, is an art traditional in form and resumptive in its subject-matter.

    The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
  • Like many of Lucian's compositions, it has what may be termed a retrospective and resumptive value.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics|John Addington Symonds