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suggestive

[suh g-jes-tiv, suh-] /səgˈdʒɛs tɪv, sə-/
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
1625-1635
1625-35; suggest + -ive
Related forms
suggestively, adverb
suggestiveness, noun
nonsuggestive, adjective
nonsuggestively, adverb
nonsuggestiveness, noun
presuggestive, adjective
unsuggestive, adjective
unsuggestively, adverb
unsuggestiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. See expressive.
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British Dictionary definitions for suggestiveness

suggestive

/səˈdʒɛstɪv/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by of. 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
Derived Forms
suggestively, adverb
suggestiveness, noun
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