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

1 sense of formative

Sense 1
formative -- (minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function)
       => language unit, linguistic unit -- (one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed)

Antonyms of adj formative

2 senses of formative

Sense 1
formative -- (capable of forming new cells and tissues; "a formative zone in developing bone")

INDIRECT (VIA constructive) -> destructive -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Sense 2
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")

INDIRECT (VIA constructive) -> destructive -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Similarity of adj formative

2 senses of formative

Sense 1
formative -- (capable of forming new cells and tissues; "a formative zone in developing bone")
       => constructive (vs. destructive) -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

Sense 2
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")
       => constructive (vs. destructive) -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

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