Definition of


  1. (noun, linkdef) a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
  2. (adj, all) relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
  3. (adj, pert) relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

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Antonyms of Declarative


Alternate forms of Declarative

Derivations: declarative, declare

Hypernyms: modality, mode, mood

Origin of the word Declarative

  1. 1530s, from Fr. d?claratif, from L. declarativus, from pp. stem of declarare (see declare). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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