What does the word indicative mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Indicatively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Giving intimation.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The indicative mode, which asserts or questions directly.

Usage examples for indicative

  1. Having turned several times towards them with a peculiar ferocity of aspect, she crept into a corner, with a mien indicative of the deepest melancholy. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  2. The silence which the whole palace preserved upon the matter, and upon Louise's disappearance, was indicative of a long train of misfortunes to all those who knew the haughty and irritable humor of the king. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  3. A slow grin had overspread Mr. Deering's face as Friar Tuck was mentioned, but when Billy added Robin Hood his father's countenance underwent changes indicative of hope, fear, and chagrin. – The Madness of May by Meredith Nicholson
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