suspensive

[ suh-spen-siv ]
/ səˈspɛn sɪv /
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adjective

pertaining to or characterized by suspension.
undecided in mind.
pertaining to or characterized by suspense.
(of words, phrases, etc.) characterized by or expressing suspense; keeping the reader or listener in suspense.
having the effect of suspending the operation of something.

Nearby words

  1. suspensible,
  2. suspension,
  3. suspension bridge,
  4. suspension point,
  5. suspension points,
  6. suspensively,
  7. suspensoid,
  8. suspensor,
  9. suspensory,
  10. suspensory bandage

Origin of suspensive

1540–50; < Medieval Latin suspēnsīvus, equivalent to suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for suspensive

suspensive

/ (səˈspɛnsɪv) /

adjective

having the power of deferment; effecting suspension
causing, characterized by, or relating to suspense
inclined to defer judgment; undecided
Derived Formssuspensively, adverbsuspensiveness, noun

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