Expressive Ex*press"ive, a. [Cf. F. expressif.] 1. Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude. [1913 Webster]

Each verse so swells expressive of her woes. --Tickell. [1913 Webster]

2. Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words. [1913 Webster]

You have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu; be more expressive to them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Through her expressive eyes her soul distinctly spoke. --Littelton. -- {Ex*press"ive*ly},adv. -- {Ex*press"ive*ness},n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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