Definition of missive
: a written communication : letter wrote a lengthy missive to her father
Examples of missive in a Sentence
She received yet another lengthy missive from her father.
the two old friends like to fire off missives filled with good-natured teasing and mock insults
Recent Examples of missive from the Web
While President Trump has received plenty of flak for his Twitter missives about Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, critics have largely missed another problem with his tweets: The president is wrong about the show's ratings.
Sending tweets to France's Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Steffen Siebert, Argentina's Mauricio Macri, and Canada's Justin Trudeau, Rihanna's missives did not simply disappear into the void.
The president's senior aides, including Priebus, who have tried for months to wean Trump from his Twitter habit, have resigned themselves to managing - rather than curtailing - his nearly daily missives.
The president’s senior aides, including Priebus, who have tried for months to wean Trump from his Twitter habit, have resigned themselves to managing — rather than curtailing — his almost-daily missives.
The president's senior aides, including Priebus, who have tried for months to wean Trump from his Twitter habit, have resigned themselves to managing - rather than curtailing - his almost-daily missives.
The artists worked with the staff at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center to find a fitting missive.
Trump's initial Twitter missive about the possibility tapes triggered a series of consequences, each weightier than the last.
But Obama’s missive’s true audience is less Mitch McConnell’s band of reactionaries, than his own supporters.
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Origin and Etymology of missive
Middle French lettre missive, literally, letter intended to be sent
First Known Use: circa 1553See Words from the same year
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