Translation of demonstrative in Spanish:

demonstrative

efusivo, adj.

Pronunciation /dəˈmɑnstrədɪv//dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/

adjective

  • 1

    (exuberant, effusive)
    (person/personality) efusivo
    (person/personality) expresivo
    (personality/person) demostrativo Latin America
    • My mom and dad were not very demonstrative parents and seldom if ever did they tell me these kind of things.
    • He has a lovely sense of humour, but he's not a demonstrative man.
    • Dan confessed that his father was so demonstrative he'd grab his grown son's hand and walk with him down the street, hand in hand.
    • It has been obvious in the last couple of training sessions we've had that he's more demonstrative and that can only be good news.
    • Generous and warm-hearted you like to shower your loved one with affection and are very demonstrative and affectionate.
    • Or it may be their personality, just the way they are, and I don't mean to be critical of that, since I don't think I'm very demonstrative during a session, either.
    • Someone with a more demonstrative personality might have done a better job.
    • In rehearsals, somehow, he digs deep and mines the heart of each scene, but not for a display of demonstrative emotion.
    • British people, as a rule, still disapprove of loud or demonstrative behaviour, except in very informal situations.
    • You have a keen sense of humour, are winsome and vivacious, loving and demonstrative in your family.
    • He might seem to be a demonstrative person to you, but he's not!
    • My outrageous and pathetically demonstrative response arose in its entirety out of my sad and deeply personal unresolved childhood hurts.
    • Willis is a demonstrative player who wears his emotions on his sleeve.
    • He's very demonstrative and very in charge but he's very bossy, too.
    • I'm not a very demonstrative person, having always been taught that emotion leads to weakness, so I was more than a little embarrassed.
    • Her royal husband, who was not a demonstrative man, went away to a room by himself and gave orders that he was to be left alone.
    • Elinor, whose self-control is in strong contrast to Marianne's demonstrative emotions, silently conceals her distress.
    • With his loud voice and demonstrative personality, Weis usually sets the tone on the practice field.
    • This wasn't a family that showed what it felt, or courted demonstrative friends.
    • They tend to be emotionally demonstrative and seductive, and use their appearance to attract the attention of others.
  • 2formal

    (logically conclusive)
    (argument/exposition) concluyente
    this case is demonstrative of his theory este caso demuestra su teoría
    • Counsel for the plaintiff argues that all of these illustrations are demonstrative aids which would be used during the trial to inform and assist the jury in understanding their responsibilities.
    • ‘Subject’ here means the subject of the conclusion of the demonstrative syllogism.
    • A bio-monitoring programme is also in place which reveals that the emissions do not have a demonstrative effect on the quality of the agricultural products which they have studied.
    • It is no obstacle to theology that it cannot aim at conclusive demonstrative proof of the reality of God - there are many other worthwhile intellectual goals.
    • He is very experienced in collating documents, summarizing evidence, arranging diagrammatic and demonstrative evidence and assisting with the general preparation for trial.
    • The course's contents included the direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, introduction of evidence and demonstrative exhibits, the making of closing arguments and the opening statement.
    • In my view, when the admissibility of demonstrative evidence is in issue, in many cases, a traditional analysis of probative value really misses the point.
    • In addition, it describes the historical origins of demonstrative evidence and incorporates recent social science research on visual processing into its analysis.
    • He ventures upon two examples only of this demonstrative morality; and neither of them is more than verbal or gives any information about good or evil.
    • The data are illustrative rather than demonstrative.
  • 3

    (pronoun/adjective) demostrativo
    • The best examples are the demonstrative pronouns this and that, for the reason that they are guaranteed a reference every time they are used.
    • Maybe I have a propensity for those sort of muddles, but maybe I'd rather have a propensity for that sort of a muddle, for my demonstrative pronouns are very dear to me.
    • A number of words were tagged in the texts to separate homographs, so that will is separated into verb and noun forms, that into conjunctive, relative and demonstrative ones, and so on.
    • Substances are things to which we can refer by use of a demonstrative phrase of the form ‘this so-and-so’; they are things that can be picked out, identified, individuated.
    • These are thoughts or judgements whose canonical expression is in terms of a demonstrative pronoun, ‘this’ or ‘that’, used to refer to some object in the perceived environment.