Definition of commentative in English:



  • Expressing or containing comments or judgements.

    ‘headlines are sometimes commentative rather than factual’
    • ‘She was undoubtedly largely responsible for the early widening of Dewey's philosophic interests from the commentative and classical to the field of contemporary life.’
    • ‘Even though he openly based his work on everyday advertising and 'commercial art' his use of it was usually commentative.’
    • ‘Speaking of sharp wit, this is Randy at his commentative best.’
    • ‘Harvey's poster at his desk is at eye-level when he sits at his laptop to whack out his rigorously researched, deeply commentative pieces.’
    • ‘It contains a monograph on Richardson, a critical essay on Jane Austen, and a number of less formal but even more interesting commentative papers upon various English and foreign writers.’
    evaluative, analytic, analytical, interpretative, expository, explanatory, explicative, elucidative
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