11 letter words ending in ive

Abstractive (a.) Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature.

Acquisitive (a.) Acquired.

Acquisitive (a.) Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an acquisitive person or disposition.

Adscriptive (a.) Attached or annexed to the glebe or estate and transferable with it.

Adumbrative (a.) Faintly representing; typical.

Adversative (a.) Expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis; as, an adversative conjunction (but, however, yet, etc. ); an adversative force.

Adversative (n.) An adversative word.

Affirmative (a.) Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.

Affirmative (a.) That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote.

Affirmative (a.) Positive; dogmatic.

Affirmative (a.) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.

Affirmative (a.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted.

Affirmative (n.) That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative.

Affirmative (n.) A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc.

Afformative (n.) An affix.

Aggravative (a.) Tending to aggravate.

Aggravative (n.) That which aggravates.

Aggregative (a.) Taken together; collective.

Aggregative (a.) Gregarious; social.

Alleviative (a.) Tending to alleviate.

Alleviative (n.) That which alleviates.

Altercative (a.) Characterized by wrangling; scolding.

Alternative (a.) Offering a choice of two things.

Alternative (a.) Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction.

Alternative (a.) Alternate; reciprocal.

Alternative (n.) An offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left.

Alternative (n.) Either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives.

Alternative (n.) The course of action or the thing offered in place of another.

Alternative (n.) A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among.

Appellative (a.) Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming.

Appellative (a.) Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.

Appellative (n.) An appellation or title; a descriptive name.

Applicative (a.) Capable of being applied or used; applying; applicatory; practical.

Approbative (a.) Approving, or implying approbation.

Associative (a.) Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association; as, the associative faculty.

Attestative (a.) Of the nature of attestation.

Attributive (a.) Attributing; pertaining to, expressing, or assigning an attribute; of the nature of an attribute.

Attributive (n.) A word that denotes an attribute; esp. a modifying word joined to a noun; an adjective or adjective phrase.

Benedictive (a.) Tending to bless.

Calculative (a.) Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.

Calefactive (a.) See Calefactory.

Carminative (a.) Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic.

Carminative (n.) A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.

Cicatrisive (a.) Tending to promote the formation of a cicatrix; good for healing of a wound.

Circulative (a.) Promoting circulation; circulating.

Coagulative (a.) Having the power to cause coagulation; as, a coagulative agent.

Coextensive (a.) Equally extensive; having equal extent; as, consciousness and knowledge are coextensive.

Commonitive (a.) Monitory.

Commutative (a.) Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.

Comparative (a.) Of or pertaining to comparison.

Comparative (a.) Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.

Comparative (a.) Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.

Comparative (a.) Expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. The comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright.

Comparative (n.) The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.

Comparative (n.) An equal; a rival; a compeer.

Comparative (n.) One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.

Competitive (a.) Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination.

Compositive (a.) Having the quality of entering into composition; compounded.

Compressive (a.) Compressing, or having power or tendency to compress; as, a compressive force.

Compunctive (a.) Sensitive in respect of wrongdoing; conscientious.

Concrescive (a.) Growing together, or into union; uniting.

Conflictive (a.) Tending to conflict; conflicting.

Confutative (a.) Adapted or designed to confute.

Congressive (a.) Encountering, or coming together.

Conjunctive (a.) Serving to unite; connecting together.

Conjunctive (a.) Closely united.

Connotative (a.) Implying something additional; illative.

Connotative (a.) Implying an attribute. See Connote.

Consecutive (a.) Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.

Consecutive (a.) Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.

Consecutive (a.) Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.

Consumptive (a.) Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.

Consumptive (a.) Affected with, or inc

Consumptive (n.) One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.

Contamitive (a.) Tending or liable to contaminate.

Contractive (a.) Tending to contract; having the property or power or power of contracting.

Cooperative (a.) Operating jointly to the same end.

Correlative (a.) Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.

Correlative (n.) One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing.

Correlative (n.) The antecedent of a pronoun.

Criminative (a.) Charging with crime; accusing; criminatory.

Cucurbitive (a.) Having the shape of a gourd seed; -- said of certain small worms.

Declarative (a.) Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.

Decussative (a.) Intersecting at acute angles.

Defensative (n.) That which serves to protect or defend.

Dehortative (a.) Dissuasive.

Deprecative (a.) Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.

Descriptive (a.) Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.

Desiccative (a.) Drying; tending to dry.

Desiccative (n.) An application for drying up secretions.

Designative (a.) Serving to designate or indicate; pointing out.

Destructive (a.) Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

Destructive (n.) One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.

Diffinitive (a.) Definitive; determinate; final.

Diffractive (a.) That produces diffraction.

Discerptive (a.) Tending to separate or disunite parts.

Discoursive (a.) Reasoning; characterized by reasoning; passing from premises to consequences; discursive.

Discoursive (a.) Containing dialogue or conversation; interlocutory.

Discoursive (a.) Inc

Discoursive (n.) The state or quality of being discoursive or able to reason.

Disjunctive (a.) Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.

Disjunctive (a.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords.

Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive conjunction.

Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive proposition.

Dispositive (a.) Disposing; tending to regulate; decretive.

Dispositive (a.) Belonging to disposition or natural, tendency.

Disputative (a.) Disposed to dispute; inc

Disquietive (a.) Tending to disquiet.

Dissipative (a.) Tending to dissipate.

Distasteive (a.) Tending to excite distaste.

Distasteive (n.) That which excites distaste or aversion.

Distinctive (a.) Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

Distinctive (a.) Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating.

Distractive (a.) Causing perplexity; distracting.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of duplicating or doubling.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of subdividing into two by natural growth.

Elaborative (a.) Serving or tending to elaborate; constructing with labor and minute attention to details.

Eliminative (a.) Relating to, or carrying on, elimination.

Elucidative (a.) Making clear; tending to elucidate; as, an elucidative note.

Enumerative (a.) Counting, or reckoning up, one by one.

Enunciative (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, enunciation; declarative.

Eradicative (a.) Tending or serving to eradicate; curing or destroying thoroughly, as a disease or any evil.

Eradicative (n.) A medicine that effects a radical cure.

Exclamative (a.) Exclamatory.

Exfoliative (a.) Having the power of causing exfoliation.

Exfoliative (n.) An exfoliative agent.

Exhortative (a.) Serving to exhort; exhortatory; hortative.

Exonerative (a.) Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.

Expectative (a.) Constituting an object of expectation; contingent.

Expectative (n.) Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.

Explanative (a.) Explanatory.

Explicative (a.) Serving to unfold or explain; tending to lay open to the understanding; explanatory.

Explorative (a.) Exploratory.

Exquisitive (a.) Eager to discover or learn; curious.

Exsiccative (a.) Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.

Extirpative (a.) Capable of rooting out, or tending to root out.

Frustrative (a.) Tending to defeat; fallacious.

Germinative (a.) Pertaining to germination; having power to bud or develop.

Glutinative (a.) Having the quality of cementing; tenacious; viscous; glutinous.

Gravitative (a.) Causing to gravitate; tending to a center.

Gubernative (a.) Governing.

Imaginative (a.) Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.

Imaginative (a.) Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.

Imaginative (a.) Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.

Imbricative (a.) Imbricate.

Impetrative (a.) Of the nature of impetration; getting, or tending to get, by entreaty.

Implicative (a.) Tending to implicate.

Improbative (a.) Alt. of Improbatory

Inattentive (a.) Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless; careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator or hearer; an inattentive habit.

Incarnative (a.) Causing new flesh to grow; healing; regenerative.

Incarnative (n.) An incarnative medicine.

Indefective (a.) Not defective; perfect; complete.

Indefensive (a.) Defenseless.

Ineffective (a.) Not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal.

Inexpensive (a.) Not expensive; cheap.

Inexplosive (a.) Not explosive.

Infirmative (a.) Weakening; annulling, or tending to make void.

Influencive (a.) Tending toinfluence; influential.

Informative (a.) Having power to inform, animate, or vivify.

Innutritive (a.) Innutritious.

Inobtrusive (a.) Not obtrusive; unobtrusive.

Inoffensive (a.) Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness, annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer, appearance.

Inoffensive (a.) Harmless; doing no injury or mischief.

Inoffensive (a.) Not obstructing; presenting no interruption bindrance.

Inoperative (a.) Not operative; not active; producing no effects; as, laws renderd inoperative by neglect; inoperative remedies or processes.

Inquisitive (a.) Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.

Inquisitive (a.) Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.

Inquisitive (n.) A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

Inscriptive (a.) Bearing inscription; of the character or nature of an inscription.

Insensitive (a.) Not sensitive; wanting sensation, or wanting acute sensibility.

Insinuative (a.) Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor.

Insinuative (a.) Using insinuations; giving hints; insinuating; as, insinuative remark.

Instinctive (a.) Of or pertaining to instinct; derived from, or prompted by, instinct; of the nature of instinct; determined by natural impulse or propensity; acting or produced without reasoning, deliberation, instruction, or experience; spontaneous.

Institutive (a.) Tending or intended to institute; having the power to establish.

Institutive (a.) Established; depending on, or characterized by, institution or order.

Instructive (a.) Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons.

Intensative (a.) Adding intensity; intensifying.

Intensitive (a.) Increasing the force or intensity of; intensive; as, the intensitive words of a sentence.

Internecive (a.) Internecine.

Irreceptive (a.) Not receiving; incapable of receiving.

Irremissive (a.) Not remitting; unforgiving.

Irretentive (a.) Not retentive; as, an irretentive memory.

Legislative (a.) Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.

Legislative (a.) Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.

Misconceive (v. t. & i.) To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misjudge; to misapprehend.

Miscreative (a.) Creating amiss.

Mordicative (a.) Biting; corrosive.

Nuncupative (a.) Publicly or solemnly declaratory.

Nuncupative (a.) Nominal; existing only in name.

Nuncupative (a.) Oral; not written.

Observative (a.) Observing; watchful.

Obstructive (a.) Tending to obstruct; presenting obstacles; hindering; causing impediment.

Obstructive (n.) An obstructive person or thing.

Originative (a.) Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating.

Oscillative (a.) Tending to oscillate; vibratory.

Parturitive (a.) Pertaining to parturition; obstetric.

Penetrative (a.) Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.

Penetrative (a.) Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.

Penetrative (a.) Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.

Perforative (a.) Having power to perforate or pierce.

Perspective (n.) Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical.

Perspective (n.) Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective.

Perspective (a.) A glass through which objects are viewed.

Perspective (a.) That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.

Perspective (a.) The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the eye recognized them as being at a more or less measurable distance. Hence, aerial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of out

Perspective (a.) The art and the science of so de

Perspective (a.) A drawing in

Pignorative (a.) Pledging, pawning.

Potestative (a.) Authoritative.

Preconceive (v. t.) To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of.

Precontrive (v. t. & i.) To contrive or plan beforehand.

Predicative (a.) Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, as, a predicative term.

Preparative (a.) Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.

Preparative (n.) That which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares.

Preparative (n.) That which is done in the way of preparation.

Prepositive (a.) Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.

Prepositive (n.) A prepositive word.

Prerogative (n.) Precedence; preeminence; first rank.

Presumptive (a.) Based on presumption or probability; grounded on probable evidence; probable; as, presumptive proof.

Presumptive (a.) Presumptuous; arrogant.

Preteritive (a.) Used only or chiefly in the preterit or past tenses, as certain verbs.

Procreative (a.) Having the power to beget; generative.

Progressive (a.) Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde.

Progressive (a.) Improving; as, art is in a progressive state.

Prohibitive (a.) That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive.

Propagative (a.) Producing by propagation, or by a process of growth.

Prospective (n.) Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.

Prospective (n.) Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective.

Prospective (n.) Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit.

Prospective (n.) The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.

Prospective (n.) A perspective glass.

Protractive (a.) Drawing out or lengthening in time; prolonging; continuing; delaying.

Provocative (a.) Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.

Provocative (n.) Anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.

Punctuative (a.) Of or belonging to points of division; relating to punctuation.

Qualitative (a.) Relating to quality; having the character of quality.

Re-creative (a.) Creating anew; as, re-creative power.

Reformative (a.) Forming again; having the quality of renewing form; reformatory.

Reiterative (n.) A word expressing repeated or reiterated action.

Reiterative (n.) A word formed from another, or used to form another, by repetition; as, dillydally.

Reprobative (a.) Of or pertaining to reprobation; expressing reprobation.

Requisitive (a.) Expressing or implying demand.

Requisitive (n.) One who, or that which, makes requisition; a requisitionist.

Rescriptive (a.) Pertaining to, or answering the purpose of, a rescript; hence, deciding; settling; determining.

Reservative (a.) Tending to reserve or keep; keeping; reserving.

Respirative (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; as, respirative organs.

Restorative (a.) Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore.

Restorative (n.) Something which serves to restore; especially, a restorative medicine.

Restrictive (a.) Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.

Restrictive (a.) Astringent or styptic in effect.

Retaliative (a.) Same as Retaliatory.

Retardative (a.) Tending, or serving, to retard.

Retributive (a.) Alt. of Retributory

Retroactive (a.) Fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective.

Self-active (a.) Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.

Sigillative (a.) Fit to seal; belonging to a seal; composed of wax.

Speculative (a.) Given to speculation; contemplative.

Speculative (a.) Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.

Speculative (a.) Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.

Speculative (a.) Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.

Stimulative (a.) Having the quality of stimulating.

Stimulative (n.) That which stimulates.

Subjunctive (a.) Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

Subjunctive (n.) The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.

Subsecutive (a.) Following in a train or succession.

Substantive (a.) Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be.

Substantive (a.) Depending on itself; independent.

Substantive (a.) Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.

Substantive (a.) Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive.

Substantive (n.) A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives.

Substantive (v. t.) To substantivize.

Subsumptive (a.) Relating to, or containing, a subsumption.

Subtractive (a.) Tending, or having power, to subtract.

Subtractive (a.) Having the negative sign, or sign minus.

Suffocative (a.) Tending or able to choke or stifle.

Superlative (a.) Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.

Superlative (a.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.

Superlative (n.) That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.

Superlative (n.) The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.

Supervisive (a.) Supervisory.

Suppositive (a.) Including or implying supposition, or hypothesis; supposed.

Suppositive (n.) A word denoting or implying supposition, as the words if, granting, provided, etc.

Suppressive (a.) Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing.

Suppurative (a.) Tending to suppurate; promoting suppuration.

Suppurative (n.) A suppurative medicine.

Temperative (a.) Having power to temper.

Temulentive (a.) Somewhat temulent; addicted to drink.

Terminative (a.) Tending or serving to terminate; terminating; determining; definitive.

Titillative (a.) Tending or serving to titillate, or tickle; tickling.

Transfusive (a.) Tending to transfuse; having power to transfuse.

Translative (a.) tropical; figurative; as, a translative sense.

Unattentive (a.) Inattentive; careless.

Unexceptive (a.) Not exceptive; not including, admitting, or being, an exception.

Unexpensive (a.) Inexpensive.

Unobtrusive (a.) Not obtrusive; not presuming; modest.

Unoffensive (a.) Inoffensive.

Unoperative (a.) Producing no effect; inoperative.

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