expressive - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    clearly showing what your thoughts or feelings are, especially by your behaviour

    a wonderfully expressive face

    He gave an expressive shudder when asked to hold the snake.

  2. 2
    very formal showing the essential features of an emotion, idea, or quality
    expressive of:

    The letter was expressive of his sincere regret.

derived words


noun [uncountable]