un indicative

indicative

[in-dik-uh-tiv]
adjective
1.
showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually followed by of ): behavior indicative of mental disorder.
2.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used for ordinary objective statements, questions, etc., as the verb plays in John plays football. Compare imperative ( def 3 ), subjunctive ( def 1 ).
noun Grammar.
3.
the indicative mood.
4.
a verb in the indicative.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin indicātīvus. See indicate, -ive

indicatively, adverb
unindicative, adjective
unindicatively, adverb
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indicative (ɪnˈdɪkətɪv)
 
adj (foll by of)
1.  serving as a sign; suggestive: indicative of trouble ahead
2.  grammar Compare subjunctive denoting a mood of verbs used chiefly to make statements
 
n
3.  grammar
 a.  the indicative mood
 b.  a verb in the indicative mood
 
in'dicatively
 
adv

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indicative
1520s, from Fr. indicatif, from L. indicativus, from indicat-, pp. stem of indicare (see indication).
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