[ik-spres-iv] /ɪkˈsprɛs ɪv/
full of ; meaningful:
an expressive shrug.
serving to ; indicative of power to :
a look expressive of gratitude.
of, relating to, or concerned with :
Dance is a highly expressive art.
Sociology. (of a crowd or group) engaging in nonpurposeful activity of an expressive and often rhythmic nature, as weeping, dancing, or shouting.
Compare (def 15), (def 2).
Linguistics. of or relating to forms in which sounds denote a semantic field directly and nonarbitrarily, through sound symbolism based, to some degree, on synesthesia, as observable in onomatopoeia, rhyming and gradational compounds, and emotionally charged words such as hypocoristics and pejoratives.
of, involving, or full of expression
(postpositive) foll by of. indicative or suggestive (of): a look expressive of love
having a particular meaning, feeling, or force; significant
c.1400, “tending to press out,” from French expressif, from expres “clear, plain,” from stem of Latin exprimere (see express (v.)). Meaning “full of expression” is from 1680s. Related: Expressively; expressiveness.
[ek-stuh nt, ik-stant] /ˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt/ adjective 1. in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document. 2. Archaic. standing out; protruding. /ɛkˈstænt; ˈɛkstənt/ adjective 1. still in existence; surviving 2. (archaic) standing out; protruding adj. 1540s, “standing out above a surface,” from Latin extantem (nominative extans), […]
[ik-sten-suh-buh l] /ɪkˈstɛn sə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . /ɪkˈstɛnsəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being extended
[ik-stingkt] /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/ adjective 1. no longer in existence; that has ended or died out: an extinct species of fish. 2. no longer in use; obsolete: an extinct custom. 3. extinguished; quenched; not burning. 4. having ceased eruption; no longer active: an extinct volcano. /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/ adjective 1. (of an animal or plant species) having no living […]
[ik-strak-tiv] /ɪkˈstræk tɪv/ adjective 1. tending or serving to , or based upon extraction: coal, oil, copper, and other extractive industries. 2. capable of being , as from the earth: extractive fuels. 3. of, relating to, or involving extraction: extractive surgery. 4. of or of the nature of an . noun 5. something . /ɪkˈstræktɪv/ […]