suggestive

[suhg-jes-tiv, suh-]
adjective
1.
that suggests; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: His recommendation was suggestive of his boss's thinking.
2.
rich in suggestions or ideas: a suggestive critical essay.
3.
evocative; presented partially rather than in detail.
4.
that suggests or implies something improper or indecent; risqué: suggestive remarks.

Origin:
1625–35; suggest + -ive

suggestively, adverb
suggestiveness, noun
nonsuggestive, adjective
nonsuggestively, adverb
nonsuggestiveness, noun
presuggestive, adjective
unsuggestive, adjective
unsuggestively, adverb
unsuggestiveness, noun


1. See expressive.
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suggestive (səˈdʒɛstɪv)
 
adj (foll by of)
1.  conveying a hint (of something): this painting is suggestive of a hot summer day
2.  tending to suggest something improper or indecent
3.  able or liable to suggest an idea, plan, etc
 
sug'gestively
 
adv
 
sug'gestiveness
 
n

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Example sentences
Maria's recipe and explanation for the drink's suggestive name follow.
When they felt a suggestive breeze wafting from a pile of loose rubble, they
  knew there was a chamber beyond.
My images tend to be descriptive, but this was suggestive, leaving much to the
  imagination while still speaking of place.
The audio was suggestive of two ivory-bills rapping on wood.
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