What does expressive mean?

Definitions for expressive
ɪkˈsprɛs ɪvex·pres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressive(adj)

    characterized by expression

    "a very expressive face"


  1. expressive(Adjective)

    Effectively conveying thought or feeling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expressive(adj)

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

  2. Expressive(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. expressif.]

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How to say expressive in sign language?

  1. expressive


  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. Bernadette Tasy:

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

  2. Kartika Jahja:

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

  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.


    I have never found a painter more beautiful than his paintings nor a writer who was more expressive than his works. While one got his hands dirty, other made the paper dirty to create masterpieces!

  5. Brad Anderson:

    Marmaduke is very expressive and very active, and he's always doing something funny or ridiculous or crazy, he's always jumping over the couch, chasing after a cat. In the car, he wants to take over and drive.

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