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expressiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expressive  \Ex*press"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  expressif.] 
  1.  Serving  to  express,  utter,  or  represent;  indicative; 
  communicative;  --  followed  by  of  as  words  expressive  of 
  his  gratitude. 
 
  Each  verse  so  swells  expressive  of  her  woes. 
  --Tickell. 
 
  2.  Full  of  expression;  vividly  representing  the  meaning  or 
  feeling  meant  to  be  conveyed;  significant;  emphatic;  as 
  expressive  looks  or  words 
 
  You  have  restrained  yourself  within  the  list  of  too 
  cold  an  adieu;  be  more  expressive  to  them  --Shak. 
 
  Through  her  expressive  eyes  her  soul  distinctly 
  spoke.  --Littelton. 
  --  {Ex*press"ive*ly},adv.  --  {Ex*press"ive*ness},n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expressiveness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  expressive 




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