Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun demonstrative

1 sense of demonstrative

Sense 1
demonstrative pronoun, demonstrative -- (a pronoun that points out an intended referent)
       => pronoun -- (a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase)

Antonyms of adj demonstrative

2 senses of demonstrative

Sense 1
demonstrative (vs. undemonstrative) -- (given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family")

undemonstrative (vs. demonstrative) -- (not given to open expression of emotion)
        => restrained, reticent, unemotional -- (cool and formal in manner)

Sense 2
demonstrative, illustrative -- (serving to demonstrate)

INDIRECT (VIA instructive) -> uninstructive -- (failing to instruct)

Similarity of adj demonstrative

2 senses of demonstrative

Sense 1
demonstrative (vs. undemonstrative) -- (given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family")
       => effusive, gushing (prenominal), gushy -- (extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry")
       => epideictic, epideictical -- (designed primarily for rhetorical display; "epideictic orations")
          Also See-> unreserved#2

Sense 2
demonstrative, illustrative -- (serving to demonstrate)
       => instructive (vs. uninstructive), informative -- (serving to instruct or enlighten or inform)

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