De*mon"stra*tive (?), a. [F.
démonstratif, L. demonstrativus.]
1. Having the nature of demonstration; tending
to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or
conclusively. "Demonstrative figures."
An argument necessary and
2. Expressing, or apt to express, much;
displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was
3. Consisting of eulogy or of
invective. "Demonstrative eloquence." Blair.
Demonstrative pronoun (Gram.), a
pronoun distinctly designating that to which it refers.
De*mon"stra*tive, n. (Gram.)
A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are