demonstrative

See also: démonstrative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English demonstratif, from Middle French démonstratif.

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AdjectiveEdit

demonstrative (comparative more demonstrative, superlative most demonstrative)

  1. that serves to demonstrate, show or prove
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      an argument necessary and demonstrative
  2. given to open displays of emotion
  3. (grammar) that specifies the thing or person referred to

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NounEdit

 
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demonstrative (plural demonstratives)

  1. (grammar) A demonstrative word
    1. A demonstrative adjective.
    2. A demonstrative pronoun.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

demonstrative

  1. inflection of demonstrativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dēmōnstrātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēmōnstrātīvus

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