adjective sug·ges·tive \səg-ˈjes-tiv, sə-ˈjes-\

: bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind

: showing or seeming to show something

: causing or tending to cause sexual feelings or excitement

Full Definition of SUGGESTIVE

a :  giving a suggestion :  indicative <suggestive of a past era>
b :  full of suggestions :  stimulating thought <provided a suggestive…commentary on the era — Lloyd Morris>
c :  stirring mental associations :  evocative
:  suggesting or tending to suggest something improper or indecent :  risqué
sug·ges·tive·ly adverb
sug·ges·tive·ness noun

Examples of SUGGESTIVE

  1. <making unwelcome suggestive remarks to a subordinate will be regarded as sexual harassment>
  2. <a haunting and suggestive song about a long-lost love>

First Known Use of SUGGESTIVE


Rhymes with SUGGESTIVE


adjective sug·ges·tive \sə(g)-ˈjes-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUGGESTIVE

:  serving to indicate <a butterfly-shaped red rash…is highly suggestive of the disease—S. E. Goldfinger et al>
:  tending to act like or have the effect of suggestion


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