7 letter words ending in ive

Abusive (a.) Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.

Abusive (a.) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.

Abusive (a.) Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.

Abusive (a.) Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.

Abusive (a.) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

Acclive (a.) Acclivous.

Amative (a.) Full of love; amatory.

Amusive (a.) Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth.

Archive (n.) The place in which public records or historic documents are kept.

Archive (n.) Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family.

Beehive (n.) A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively.

Captive (n.) A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.

Captive (n.) One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

Captive (a.) Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.

Captive (a.) Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.

Captive (a.) Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.

Captive (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture.

Connive (v. i.) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.

Connive (v. i.) To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by at.

Connive (v. t.) To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see.

Convive (v. i.) To feast together; to be convivial.

Convive (n.) A quest at a banquet.

Costive (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.

Costive (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.

Costive (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.

Cursive (a.) Running; flowing.

Cursive (n.) A character used in cursive writing.

Cursive (n.) A manuscript, especially of the New Testament, written in small, connected characters or in a running hand; -- opposed to uncial.

Deceive (v. t.) To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.

Deceive (v. t.) To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.

Deceive (v. t.) To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.

Deprive (v. t.) To take away; to put an end; to destroy.

Deprive (v. t.) To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.

Deprive (v. t.) To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.

Dislive (v. t.) To deprive of life.

Elative (a.) Raised; lifted up; -- a term applied to what is also called the absolute superlative, denoting a high or intense degree of a quality, but not excluding the idea that an equal degree may exist in other cases.

Elusive (a.) Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.

Emotive (a.) Attended by, or having the character of, emotion.

Erative (a.) Pertaining to the Muse Erato who presided over amatory poetry.

Erosive (a.) That erodes or gradually eats away; tending to erode; corrosive.

Evasive (a.) Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.

Factive (a.) Making; having power to make.

Festive (a.) Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.

Fictive (a.) Feigned; counterfeit.

Flative (a.) Producing wind; flatulent.

Fluxive (a.) Flowing; also, wanting solidity.

Forgive (v. t.) To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.

Forgive (v. t.) To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.

Forgive (v. t.) To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.

Furtive (a.) Stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy; as, a furtive look.

Hastive (n.) Forward; early; -- said of fruits.

Khedive (n.) A governor or viceroy; -- a title granted in 1867 by the sultan of Turkey to the ruler of Egypt.

Massive (a.) Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy.

Massive (a.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystal

Midwive (v. t.) To midwife.

Misgive (v. t.) To give or grant amiss.

Misgive (v. t.) Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun.

Misgive (v. t.) To suspect; to dread.

Misgive (v. i.) To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute.

Mislive (v. i.) To live amiss.

Missive (n.) Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive.

Missive (n.) Missile.

Missive (n.) That which is sent; a writing containing a message.

Missive (n.) One who is sent; a messenger.

Outgive (v. t.) To surpass in giving.

Outlive (v. t.) To live beyond, or longer than; to survive.

Outrive (v. t.) To river; to sever.

Passive (a.) Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.

Passive (a.) Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.

Passive (a.) Inactive; inert; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.

Passive (a.) Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

Pensive (a.) Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.

Pensive (a.) Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.

Pulsive (a.) Tending to compel; compulsory.

Pursive (a.) Pursy.

Receive (v. t.) To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.

Receive (v. t.) Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.

Receive (v. t.) To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.

Receive (v. t.) To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.

Receive (v. t.) To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.

Receive (v. t.) To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.

Receive (v. t.) To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.

Receive (v. t.) To bat back (the ball) when served.

Receive (v. i.) To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.

Receive (v. i.) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.

Reprive (v. t.) To take back or away.

Reprive (v. t.) To reprieve.

Restive (a.) Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.

Restive (a.) Inactive; sluggish.

Restive (a.) Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.

Restive (a.) Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses.

Sensive (a.) Having sense or sensibility; sensitive.

Stative (a.) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.

Suasive (a.) Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory.

Survive (v. t.) To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.

Survive (v. i.) To remain alive; to continue to live.

Tensive (a.) Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or contraction.

Tortive (a.) Twisted; wreathed.

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