An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. expresivo
Paul has an expressive face and is incapable of hiding what he is feeling.Paul tiene una cara expresiva y es incapaz de ocultar sus sentimientos.
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His monosyllabic response was expressive of his deep disappointment at the result.Su respuesta lacónica expresaba su profunda decepción por el resultado.
She aspired to write in a way that was expressive of her inner emotions.Aspiraba a escribir de una manera tal que expresara sus sentimientos más íntimos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. expresivo(a)
expressive [ɪksˈpresɪv]
[+person, face, language] expresivo; [+ability] de expresión
to be expressive of sth expresar algo; his gesture was expressive of anger su gesto expresaba rabia
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