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suggestive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of suggestive

  1. 1 hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent <making unwelcome suggestive remarks to a subordinate will be regarded as sexual harassment> Synonyms bawdy, blue, gamy (or gamey), lewd, off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, ribald, risqué, salty, spicy Related Words leering; barnyard, coarse, coarse-grained, crude, earthy, foul, gross, vulgar; dirty, filthy, gutter, indecent, lascivious, locker-room, nasty, obscene, pornographic, porny, prurient, raunchy, smutty, stag, unprintable, unpublishable, warm, X-rated; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, naughty Near Antonyms clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene; innocuous, inoffensive; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly

  2. 2 provoking a memory or mental association <a haunting and suggestive song about a long-lost love> Synonyms evocative, reminiscent Related Words eloquent, expressive, meaningful, pregnant, revealing, significant; affecting, emotional, impressive, moving, poignant, stirring, touching; exciting, provocative, provoking, rousing, stimulating Antonyms unreminiscent

  3. 3 clearly conveying a special meaning (as one's mood) <the dog's aggressive behavior is suggestive of some past mistreatment> Synonyms eloquent, meaning, meaningful, pregnant, revealing, revelatory, significant, expressiveRelated Words graphic (also graphical), pictorial, vivid; evocative, redolent, reminiscent; sententious, weighty; flavorful, full-bodied, richAntonyms unexpressive




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