What is another word for illustrative?

294 synonyms found


[ ˈɪləstɹətˌɪv], [ ˈɪləstɹətˌɪv], [ ˈɪ_l_ə_s_t_ɹ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v]

Illustrative is a term used to describe something that provides visual representation or examples to support an idea. Synonyms for this word include expressive, illuminative, pictorial, visual, graphic, and descriptive. Expressive suggests an attention-catching quality that conveys meaning beyond the literal sense. Illuminative connotes an ability to shed light on a subject, making it clear and easily understood. Pictorial is a more formal term that describes an image or artwork that helps to explain something in a visual way. Visual is a straightforward synonym that emphasizes the importance of sight in understanding the idea. Graphic suggests a clear, concise, and powerful representation. Descriptive is a word that emphasizes the detailed and accurate portrayal of something.

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What are the opposite words for illustrative?

Illustrative is a term that is commonly used to describe something that serves as an example or demonstrates a particular concept or idea. However, there are several antonyms for the word illustrative that convey a different meaning. One such antonym is ambiguous, which means unclear or open to multiple interpretations. Other antonyms include obscure, which means difficult to understand, and opaque, which means impenetrable or unfathomable. These terms all describe a lack of clarity or specificity, which is the opposite of what is conveyed by the term illustrative. Using antonyms helps to expand vocabulary and paint a more complete picture of the meaning of words.

Usage examples for Illustrative

Out of doors almost any farmhouse that could be visited might be made by a lecturer an illustrative example of what ought to be avoided.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
In my casual anecdotes of the Hall, I may often he tempted to dwell on circumstances of a trite and ordinary nature, from their appearing to me illustrative of genuine national character.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
And accordingly was for a few illustrative seconds.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

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