suggestive

  • 1suggestive — sug·ges·tive adj: giving a suggestion or making a hint: as a: being a trademark, trade dress, trade name, or service mark that requires the consumer to use thought and imagination to perceive the nature of the product or service ◇ Suggestive… …

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  • 2suggestive — [adj1] signifying evocative, evocatory, expressive, giving an inkling*, indicative, intriguing, pregnant, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, significative, symbolic, symptomatic; concepts 267,529 Ant. meaningless, simple suggestive [adj2] dirty,… …

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  • 3Suggestive — Sug*gest ive, a. Containing a suggestion, hint, or intimation. {Sug*gest ive*ly}, adv. {Sug*gest ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4suggestive — 1630s, “conveying a hint,” from SUGGEST (Cf. suggest) + IVE (Cf. ive). Specifically as a faintly euphemistic reference to proposals of indecent behavior, from 1888. Related: Suggestively; suggestiveness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5suggestive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) tending to suggest or evoke something. 2) hinting at or bringing to mind sexual matters; mildly indecent. DERIVATIVES suggestively adverb suggestiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6suggestive — [səgjes′tiv, səjes′tiv] adj. 1. that suggests or tends to suggest thoughts or ideas 2. tending to suggest something considered improper or indecent; risqué suggestively adv. suggestiveness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7suggestive — [[t]səʤe̱stɪv, AM səgʤ [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ of n Something that is suggestive of something else is quite like it or may be a sign of it. The fingers were gnarled, lumpy, with long, curving nails suggestive of animal claws... These… …

    English dictionary

  • 8suggestive — sug|ges|tive [səˈdʒestıv US səg ] adj 1.) similar to something suggestive of ▪ Her symptoms are suggestive of a panic disorder. ▪ It was a huge sound, suggestive of whales calling each other. 2.) a remark, behaviour etc that is suggestive makes… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9suggestive — sug|ges|tive [ səg dʒestıv ] adjective 1. ) making you think of sex: suggestive remarks 2. ) making you think of or remember a particular thing: In the middle of the picture is a shape suggestive of a woman s body. a ) giving signs or evidence of …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10suggestive — suggestively, adv. suggestiveness, n. /seuhg jes tiv, seuh /, adj. 1. that suggests; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: His recommendation was suggestive of his boss s thinking. 2. rich in suggestions or ideas: a suggestive critical… …

    Universalium

  • 11suggestive — ● suggestif, suggestive adjectif Qui est capable de suggérer des idées, des images : Poésie suggestive. Un peintre très suggestif. Qui inspire des idées érotiques : Des photographies suggestives. ● suggestif, suggestive (synonymes) adjectif Qui… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 12suggestive — adjective 1 a remark, behaviour etc that is suggestive makes you think of sex 2 reminding you of something: suggestive of sth: an abstract painting suggestive of a desert landscape suggestively adverb suggestiveness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13suggestive — UK [səˈdʒestɪv] / US [səɡˈdʒestɪv] adjective 1) making you think of sex 2) a) making you think of or remember a particular thing In the middle of the picture is a shape suggestive of a woman s body. b) giving signs or evidence of something… …

    English dictionary

  • 14suggestive — adjective Date: 1631 1. a. giving a suggestion ; indicative < suggestive of a past era > b. full of suggestions ; stimulating thought < provided a suggestive…commentary on the era Lloyd Morris > c. stirring mental associations ; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15suggestive — adjective a) Tending to suggest or imply. The painting is abstract, but the colors are suggestive of fruit or the Mediterranean. b) Suggesting romance, sex, etc. She crossed her legs and shot him a suggestive smile …

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  • 16suggestive — adj. 1 making you think of sth VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ highly (medical), richly, strongly, very ▪ …

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  • 17suggestive — adj. suggestive of * * * [sə dʒestɪv] suggestive of …

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  • 18suggestive — adjective 1) suggestive remarks Syn: indecent, indelicate, improper, unseemly, sexual, sexy, smutty, dirty, ribald, bawdy, racy, risqué, lewd, vulgar, coarse, salacious 2) …

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  • 19suggestive — adjective 1) an odour suggestive of a brewery Syn: redolent, evocative, reminiscent, characteristic, indicative, typical 2) suggestive remarks Syn: indecent, indelicate, improper, unseemly …

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  • 20suggestive — Relating to suggestion. * * * sug·ges·tive sə(g) jes tiv adj 1) serving to indicate &LT;a butterfly shaped red rash...is highly suggestive of the disease (S. E. Goldfinger )(et al)&GT; 2) tending to act like or have the effect of suggestion …

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