expressive ADJECTIVE 1) effectively conveying thought or feeling. 2) (expressive of) conveying (a quality or idea).
DERIVATIVES expressively adverb expressiveness noun expressivity noun.

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  • expressiveness — ex*press ive*ness n. the quality of being expressive. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expressiveness — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expressiveness — noun see expressive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expressiveness — See expressively. * * * …   Universalium

  • expressiveness — noun The quality of being expressive; expressivity …   Wiktionary

  • expressiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Vivid, effective, or persuasive communication in speech or artistic performance: articulacy, articulateness, eloquence, eloquentness, expression, expressivity, facundity. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • expressiveness — ex pres·sive·ness || nɪs n. quality of being expressive or demonstrative; demonstration of feelings or emotions; eloquence; meaningfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expressiveness — ex·pres·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • expressiveness — See: expressive …   English dictionary

  • expressiveness — noun the quality of being expressive (Freq. 2) • Derivationally related forms: ↑expressive • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hyponyms: ↑picturesqueness …   Useful english dictionary

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