Definition of Suspensive

1. Adjective. (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense.

Exact synonyms: Cliff-hanging, Nail-biting, Suspenseful
Similar to: Tense

2. Adjective. Undecided or characterized by indecisiveness.
Similar to: Indecisive

Definition of Suspensive

1. a. Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful.

Definition of Suspensive

1. Adjective. That suspends (temporarily stops) ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by suspense; suspenseful ¹

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Definition of Suspensive

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspensive

suspension bridge
suspension of disbelief
suspension point
suspension system
suspensive (current term)
suspensory bandage
suspensory ligament
suspensory ligaments

Literary usage of Suspensive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"La Fayette, who wished to be popular and was swayed by American precedent, wrote earnestly to Necker and Mounier in favour of the suspensive veto, ..."

2. The Contract of Sale in the Civil Law by John Baron Moyle (1892)
"Conditions in general distinguished into suspensive and reso- ... Effects of addictio when the condition is suspensive, and resolutive. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"However, the Holy See does not always admit appeals in cases not yet tried on first appeal before the metropolitan. even the suspensive effect is forbidden, ..."

4. The National Fourth Reader: Containing a Simple, Comprehensive, and by Richard Greene Parker, James Madison Watson (1869)
"The prolongation on the last syllable of a word, or suspensive quantity, is indicated thus ~, in the following examples. It is used chiefly for three ..."

5. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland: And by John Condie Stewart Sandeman (1905)
"Held that the allottees did not become shareholders until the suspensive condition ... Shares—Contract to take—suspensive Condition — Issue of Unsubscribed ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Sale by Mungo Ponton Brown (1821)
"It is only a proper suspensive condition, or condition precedent, as it is called in England, that has the effect of preventing the completion of the ..."

7. Hand-book of Calisthenics and Gymnastics: A Complete Drill-book for Schools by James Madison Watson (1864)
"In doing this, he will often'use what may be called suspensive QUANTITY. suspensive QUANTITY means prolonging the end of a word, without actually pausing ..."

8. A Digest of the Reported Decisions of the Superior Court of the Late by Territory of Orleans Superior court, Louisiana Court of Errors and Appeals, Louisiana Supreme Court (1861)
"Appellee is not entitled to a dismissal of the appeal, where the bond is not equal to the amount required for a suspensive appeal, but, being for the amount ..."

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