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Definition of "suggestive" []

  • Tending to suggest; evocative: artifacts suggestive of an ancient society. (adjective)
  • Stimulating further thought: "Suggestive here is the Southern, often Western and rural locus of these tales” ( Mark Muro). (adjective)
  • Conveying a hint or suggestion: conveyed the message with a few suggestive words. (adjective)
  • Tending to suggest something improper or indecent: a controversial song with highly suggestive lyrics. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suggestive" in a sentence
  • "Is it a term suggestive of the wisdom or the ignorance of those to whom it is applied?"
  • "Possibly, if the thing became too pensive and soulful altogether, he might give it some title suggestive of the absent lover at the bull-fight -- "The Toreador's Bride" -- or something of that sort."
  • "Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata" had a religious moral, as well as a title suggestive of religious ideas."