Definition of indicative
- the indicative mood
- actions indicative of fear
In “I walked to school,” the verb walked is in the indicative mood.
a wide-eyed look that is indicative of his constant curiosity
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: showing something : indicating something
grammar : of or relating to the verb form that is used to state a fact that can be known or proved
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to pay off by making regular payments
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