Definition of 'indicative'
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Not because we would normally eat sandwiches for dinner but because that seemed indicative of the menu. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His play of ace and another club seemed indicative of just a doubleton. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The indicative proposal included a partial cash alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For him not to resign after this is indicative of the problems we face. The Sun (2015)Alcohol and drug issues are sometimes indicative of wider problems that an employee may be experiencing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His scrambled mind was indicative of one that had cried enough. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The problems are indicative of a sector struggling to give staff the skills to cope with increasingly frail residents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pair insisted the proposal was only indicative at this stage and there was no certainty an offer would be made. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Second, the use of the indicative mood is a powerful motivator. Christianity Today (2000)Most uses of verbs are in the indicative mood, which expresses facts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This Hunt business may be trivial but it may also be indicative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Crucially, none of this seems indicative of a widespread desire for independence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His absence is indicative of the problems of human rights rather than just disabled rights in China. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's been a week of finding tiny unimportant things indicative of larger ones that do matter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She said: 'To me they seem indicative of the times we live in. The Sun (2013)He said: 'The government cannot conceivably decide that one vote is indicative of another vote. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It could be indicative of a problem or unhappiness in your current self and, therefore, a desire to reconnect with a younger one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'indicative'
British English: indicative ADJECTIVE
If one thing is indicative of another, it suggests what the other thing is likely to be.
The result was indicative of a strong retail market.
Definition of indicative from the Collins English Dictionary
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