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demonstrative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of demonstrative

  1. 1 showing feeling freely <my grandmother was always very demonstrative when we visited, showering us with hugs and kisses> Synonyms effusive, emotional, touchy-feely, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained Related Words dramatic, histrionic, hyperemotional, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, sentimental; communicative, expansive; extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing; affectionate, feeling, intense, loving, passionate, sensitive, soulful, warm; blunt, candid, frank, outspoken, plain Near Antonyms constrained; quiet, reticent, silent, taciturn; bashful, modest, retiring, shy; introverted, self-directed; aloof, detached, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid, unconcerned, unfeeling; chilly, cold, frigid, glacial, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hard-hearted, icy, unfriendly Antonyms inhibited, reserved, restrained, undemonstrative, unemotional

  2. 2 having or expressing great depth of feeling <a demonstrative welcome for the returning troops by their families and friends> Synonyms ardent, blazing, burning, charged, fervent, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedRelated Words gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional




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