Definition of Expressive

1. Adjective. Characterized by expression. "A very expressive face"




Definition of Expressive

1. a. Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.

Definition of Expressive

1. Adjective. Effectively conveying thought or feeling. ¹

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Definition of Expressive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expressive

expression site
expression system
expression vector
expressional
expressionism
expressionisms
expressionist
expressionistic
expressionistically
expressionists
expressionless
expressionlessly
expressionlessness
expressions
expressis verbis
expressive (current term)
expressive aphasia
expressive language
expressive style
expressively
expressiveness
expressivism
expressivisms
expressivist
expressivists
expressivities
expressivity
expressly
expressman
expressmen

Literary usage of Expressive

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"In the Senate, on the fourteenth of December, 18C3, Mr. Wilson introduced a joint resolution expressive of the thanks of Congress to Major- General ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"expressive movements. In the animal world every mental process is accompanied by a ... Some of these physical processes are expressive movements. ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"In the Senate, on the fourteenth of December, 1803, Mr. Wilson introduced a joint resolution expressive of the thanks of Congress to Major- General ..."

4. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1897)
"expressive movements are the results, on the physical side, of the increase which the preceding parts of such a series have on those succeeding. ..."

5. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"expressive movements are of great importance as means of social ... THE ORIGINAL BONDS OF THE expressive MOVEMENTS Some of these special responses by ..."

6. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"expressive MOVEMENTS," ANOTHER SORT OF PREPARATORY REACTIONS Though we know ... By aid of such " expressive movements " we arc sometimes able to judge the ..."

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