DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French démonstratif

AdjectiveEdit

demonstrativ

  1. (grammar) demonstrative
  2. ostentatious, unsubtly expressing an opinion without actually articulating it
    • 2017, Lisbeth Werner, Puk sætter rekord, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      ... Karen ... smækkede døren efter sig på en meget demonstrativ måde.
      Karen slammed the door behind in a very ostentatious way.
    • 2015, Katrine Marie Guldager, København, Politikens Forlag (→ISBN)
      Hun tog et stort sug af cigaretten og pustede røgen ud på en meget demonstrativ måde.
      She inhaled deeply from the cigarette and exhaled the smoke in a very ostentatious way.
    • 2013, Morten Hesseldahl, En tid til at dø, Modtryk (→ISBN)
      “En beskeden mand,” siger Kasper. “Beskeden på en meget demonstrativ måde i så fald.
      "A modest man," Kasper says. "In that case, modest in a very ostentatious way.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of demonstrativ
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular demonstrativ 2
Neuter singular demonstrativt 2
Plural demonstrative 2
Definite attributive1 demonstrative
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /demɔnstʀaˈtiːf/

AdjectiveEdit

demonstrativ (comparative demonstrativer, superlative am demonstrativsten)

  1. demonstrative

DeclensionEdit