Definition of indicative :
1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
2. Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
3. The indicative mood.
characteristic, designatory, asserting, symbolic, significatory, denotive, revelatory, declaratory, significative, apocalyptic, fact mood, common mood, declarative mood, apocalyptical, show, exhibitive, indicative mood, exhibitory, declarative, indicatory, implicative, designative, connotative
indicative (part of speech: adjective)
meaningful (part of speech: adjective)
- The " annexation" mania can now only be regarded as indicative of the last expiring struggle of a domineering party- it would not be correct to call it a political party- which had so long obstructed the progress of Canada by its selfish and monopolising spirit, when it found that its reign had ceased for ever. - "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
- He frowned at vacant corners of the room in an effort to conjure some speculation indicative of the source. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Jerry's response was not indicative of flattery to the Sans Soucians. - "Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore", Pauline Lester.