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descriptive

adjective characterizing, circumstantial, classificatory, clear, definitional, definitive, delineative, detailed, eloquent, explanatory, explicatory, expository, graphic, identifying, illuminating, illustrative, interpretive, lifelike, narrative, particularized, photographic, pictorial, realistic, representative, revealing, specific, true to life, vivid, well-drawn
Associated concepts: descriptive calls, descriptive term, deecriptive trade name, descriptive trademark, descriptive word
See also: demonstrative, detailed, illustrative, informatory, narrative
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As Jimmie and his friend exchanged tales descriptive of their prowess, Maggie leaned back in the shadow.
I pounced on it eagerly, only to meet with a new disappointment: the manuscript proved to be a descriptive catalogue of the cameos--nothing more!
An adjective descriptive of ruined and dilapidated houses in which great numbers of the working people found shelter in those days.
5) The Greeks feared to name Pluto directly and mentioned him by one of many descriptive titles, such as `Host of Many': compare the Christian use of O DIABOLOS or our `Evil One'.
4) Descriptive, like Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village' and Tennyson's 'Dream of Fair Women.
He began with grave anguish to talk of going to the police in the morning, of printing descriptive bills, of setting people to drag the ponds for miles around.
Unlike the apes he was not satisfied merely to have a mental picture of the things he knew, he must have a word descriptive of each.
Listen to this," he said after a few minutes, and he read several pages descriptive of a great flooded tropical forest being navigated by boys on a raft.
I said to that boiling-over old Christian,' Mr Pancks pursued, appearing greatly to relish this descriptive epithet, 'that I had got a little project on hand; a hopeful one; I told him a hopeful one; which wanted a certain small capital.
On that table also, carefully backed with canvas, varnished, mounted, and rolled like a map, was the placard descriptive of the murdered man who had come from afar to be her husband.
With regard to the descriptive advertisement,' said Sampson Brass, taking up his pen.
The questionnaire asks the respondent to evaluate statements relating to each of the four corporate social responsibility values (economic, legal, ethical and discretionary) from both a descriptive and a normative viewpoint.

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