Definition of "indicative" []

  • Serving to indicate: symptoms indicative of anemia; an insignia indicative of high rank. (adjective)
  • Grammar Of, relating to, or being the mood of the verb used in ordinary objective statements. (adjective)
  • Grammar The indicative mood. (noun)
  • Grammar A verb in the indicative mood. (noun)
  • Serving as a sign; suggestive (adjective)

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  • Denoting a mood of verbs used chiefly to make statements (adjective)
  • The indicative mood (noun)
  • A verb in the indicative mood (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "indicative" in a sentence
  • "Verbs have three moods, the indicative, (embracing what is commonly included under the _indicative_, the _subjunctive_, and the"
  • "But, James, isn't the title indicative of "right" interpretation according to monotheistic understanding in opposition to Trinitarian understanding? and human moral development?"
  • "It was one of the hospital six-ounce bottles, bearing a label indicative of glycerine lotion, but the color of the contained fluid belied the label."