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demonstrativeness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being demonstrative, in any of its senses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being demonstrative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being demonstrative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tending to express your feelings freely

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We're just supposed to get on being normal and not alarm people with too much demonstrativeness.

    614 - swings and round about

  • To say nothing of the effect that this newly discovered hyper-demonstrativeness has had on my mother.

    Soup and Grapes

  • To say nothing of the effect that this newly discovered hyper-demonstrativeness has had on my mother.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • It came to her now that in spite of all his enthusiasm and demonstrativeness in the first stages of this affair, possibly she was much more trivial in his estimation than she had seemed to herself.

    An American Tragedy

  • He had felt stiff and unnatural under this overdose of demonstrativeness.

    Australia Felix

  • They exchanged excuses and caresses with oriental demonstrativeness and verbosity.

    Salammbo

  • The host and hostess restrained themselves from demonstrativeness in parting with her; they were sparing of words, but lavish in little attentions for her comfort.

    Mother

  • But though I hated demonstrativeness, I still kept her by her hand; I looked tenderly into her eyes, and laughed softly and tenderly, and with my other hand stroked her dear face, her hollow cheeks.

    A Raw Youth

  • Lien, as he gave way to demonstrativeness; “what do I care about any other goddess!”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • So the two families packed their boys comfortably into a first-class compartment and stood around awkwardly, aching to weep and kiss and have something warming to remember, but stifled by their peculiar British mistrust of demonstrativeness.

    The Thorn Birds

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