suggestive

[ suh g-jes-tiv, suh- ]
/ səgˈdʒɛs tɪv, sə- /

adjective

that suggests; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: His recommendation was suggestive of his boss's thinking.
rich in suggestions or ideas: a suggestive critical essay.
evocative; presented partially rather than in detail.
that suggests or implies something improper or indecent; risqué: suggestive remarks.

Words nearby suggestive

Origin of suggestive

First recorded in 1625–35; suggest + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for suggestiveness

suggestive
/ (səˈdʒɛstɪv) /

adjective

(postpositive foll by of) conveying a hint (of something)this painting is suggestive of a hot summer day
tending to suggest something improper or indecent
able or liable to suggest an idea, plan, etc

Derived forms of suggestive

suggestively, adverbsuggestiveness, noun
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