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Meaning of INTERROGATIVE

Pronunciation:  `intu'râgutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
  2. [n]  some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
  3. [adj]  relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
  4. [adj]  (grammar) relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood; "not all questions have an interrogative construction"
 

INTERROGATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: asking(a), interrogation, interrogative mood, interrogative sentence, interrogatory, question
 
 Antonyms: asserting(a), declarative, declaratory
 
 See Also: cross-question, leading question, modality, mode, mood, sentence, yes-no question

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`ter*rog"a*tive\, a. [L. interrogativus: cf. F.
    interrogatif.]
    Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as,
    an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun.
    
    
  2. \In`ter*rog"a*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    A word used in asking questions; as, who? which? why?
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bone of contention, catechism, cross-interrogatory, cross-question, debating point, demand, feeler, inquiry, interrogation, interrogatory, issue, leader, leading question, moot point, point at issue, point in question, problem, query, question, question at issue, question mark, quodlibet, topic, trial balloon, vexed question
 

 

 

 

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