as·​crip·​tive ə-ˈskrip-tiv How to pronounce ascriptive (audio)
: relating to, marked by, or involving ascription

Examples of ascriptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, this brand of class denialism artificially separates race, gender, and other ascriptive identities from the basic dynamics of American capitalism. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 25 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ascriptive was in 1650

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“Ascriptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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