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demonstrative

(Expressive of emotion), adjective communicative, effusive, emotional, emotive, excitable, expressive, fanatical, fervent, feverish, fierce, fiery, free in expression, furious, histrionic, maudlin, overflowing, passionate, prone to display of feeling, prone to emotional display, talkative, temperamental, unrestrained, vehement, violent, without reserve

demonstrative

(Illustrative), adjective affording proof, allegorical, analytical, annotative, characteristic, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, connotative, corroborating, declarative, delineatory, depictive, elucidative, enlightening, exegetic, exegetical, explicative, explicatory, explicit, expository, expressive, graphic, illuminating, illuminative, informative, informing, interpretive, representative, revealing, substantiative, suggesting, suggestive, supportive, telling, typical, verificative, verifying
Associated concepts: demonstrative bequest, demonstrative evidence, demonstrative gift, demonstrative legacy, demonstrative words
See also: apparent, clear, declaratory, probative, suggestive, vehement

LEGACY, DEMONSTRATIVE. A demonstrative legacy is a bequest of a certain sum of money; intended for the legatee at all events, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment; so that if the estate be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will not fail: but be payable out of general assets. 1 Rop. Leg. 153; Lownd. Leg 85; Swinb. 485; Ward on Leg. 370.

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The entire contemporary approach to the writing of fiction, with its insistence on authorial comment, its assertion of the author's involvement in the feelings it is his or her intention to arouse, the seeming anxiety to guard against suspicions of callousness or indifference, and the demonstrativeness of a sensibility which too often, to us, seems self-evident: all this is shared by George Eliot with nearly every novelist of her time.
The demonstrativeness is highly patterned by characteristic cooing phrases (aqaq in Utku); a special endearment term used by each relative for the same child is usually said in the same tone of voice; and the endearment term may be used as substitute for a person's name even into adulthood.
Peter Burke surveys "gestural reform" in Counter-Reformation Italy and speculates on the increasing difference between northern reserve and Italian demonstrativeness.
Of course, there were some psychopathological elements in his behavior and thinking: extreme affective oscillations, megalomania, demonstrativeness, egocentrism, hedonist tendencies, poly-toxicophylia (alcohol, absinthe, opium).
Perversely, its sheer demonstrativeness precluded the genuine neutrality realized without effort in the American skyscraper.