1. Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively. “Demonstrative figures.”
An argument necessary and demonstrative. --Hooker.
2. Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
3. Consisting of eulogy or of invective. “Demonstrative eloquence.”
Demonstrative pronoun Gram., a pronoun distinctly designating that to which it refers.
De·mon·stra·tive, n. Gram. A demonstrative pronoun; as, “this” and “that” are demonstratives.
adj 1: given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an
affectionate and demonstrative family" [ant: undemonstrative]
2: serving to demonstrate [syn: illustrative]
n : a pronoun that points out an intended referent [syn: demonstrative