[dih-mon-struh-buh l, dem-uh n-] /dɪˈmɒn strə bəl, ˈdɛm ən-/
capable of being demonstrated or proved.
clearly evident; obvious:
a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare.
able to be demonstrated or proved
verb (used with object), demonstrated, demonstrating. 1. to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove: to demonstrate a philosophical principle. 2. to describe, explain, or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like: to demonstrate the force of gravity by dropping an object. 3. to manifest or exhibit; show: He demonstrated his courage […]
demonstration [dem-uh n-strey-shuh n] /ˌdɛm ənˈstreɪ ʃən/ Examples Word Origin noun 1. the act or circumstance of proving or being proved conclusively, as by reasoning or a show of evidence: a belief incapable of demonstration. 2. something serving as proof or supporting evidence: They sent a check as a demonstration of their concern. 3. a […]
undemonstrative [uhn-duh-mon-struh-tiv] /ˌʌn dəˈmɒn strə tɪv/ Synonyms Examples Word Origin adjective 1. not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, especially of affection. undemonstrative /ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/ adjective 1. tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
adjective, demurer, demurest. 1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved. 2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate. adjective 1. sedate; decorous; reserved 2. affectedly modest or prim; coy
verb (used without object), demurred, demurring. 1. to make objection, especially on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object: They wanted to make him the treasurer, but he demurred. 2. Law. to interpose a demurrer. 3. Archaic. to linger; hesitate. noun 4. the act of making objection. 5. an objection raised. 6. hesitation. 7. Law. […]