Synonyms of demonstrative
1 openDictionary • He was not normally demonstrative but he gave her a hug.
open • She has an open, trusting nature.
loving • a loving husband and father
emotional • I don't get as emotional as I once did.
affectionate • They seemed devoted to each other and were openly affectionate.
expansive • He became more expansive as he began to relax.
effusive • He was effusive in his praise of the general.
2 indicativeDictionary • His latest paintings were demonstrative of his technical ability.
indicative • Often physical appearance is indicative of how a person feels.
symptomatic • The city's problems are symptomatic of the crisis.
illustrative • The following excerpt is illustrative of her interaction with students.
expository • A textbook relies heavily on an expository style of writing.
3 convincingDictionary • a demonstrative argument for euthanasia
convincing • Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
powerful • a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
impressive • The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
credible • This claim seems perfectly credible to me.
plausible • That explanation seems entirely plausible to me.
persuasive • a persuasive argument against reform
conclusive • There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
cogent • He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
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affectionateIf you are affectionate, you show your love or fondness for another person in the way that you behave towards them.
• They seemed devoted to each other and were openly affectionate.
cogentA cogent reason, argument, or example is strong and convincing.
• He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
conclusiveConclusive evidence shows that something is certainly true.
• There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
Thesaurus for demonstrative from the Collins English Thesaurus
tending to manifest or express one's feelings easily or unreservedly