What does expressive mean?

Definitions for expressive
ɪkˈsprɛs ɪvex·pres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressiveadjective

    characterized by expression

    "a very expressive face"


  1. expressiveadjective

    Effectively conveying thought or feeling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expressiveadjective

    serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude

    Etymology: [Cf. F. expressif.]

  2. Expressiveadjective

    full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words

    Etymology: [Cf. F. expressif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of expressive in a Sentence

  1. Dario Gil:

    Humans tend to be better at using more expressive language, more original language, they bring in their own personal experience as a way to illustrate the point. The machine doesn’t live in the real world or have a life that it’s able to tap into.

  2. Bernadette Tasy:

    The important thing is that Dr. Thatcher wo n’t be able to interfere with our expressive activities again.

  3. Kartika Jahja:

    We face different risks here when speaking out about anything sexual, whether it's sexual violence or being sexually expressive, I think the norms here sort of punish women for doing that.

  4. Dave Pomeroy:

    He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.

  5. Kartika Jahja:

    Whether it's sexual violence or being sexually expressive, I think the norms here sort of punish women for doing that.

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