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INTERROGATIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does interrogative mean? 

INTERROGATIVE (noun)
  The noun INTERROGATIVE has 2 senses:

1. a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
2. some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

  Familiarity information: INTERROGATIVE used as a noun is rare.


INTERROGATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INTERROGATIVE has 2 senses:

1. relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood
2. relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

  Familiarity information: INTERROGATIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERROGATIVE (noun)


Sense 1interrogative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

interrogation; interrogative; interrogative sentence; question

Context examples:

he asked a direct question / he had trouble phrasing his interrogations

Hypernyms ("interrogative" is a kind of...):

sentence (a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "interrogative"):

cross-question (a question asked in cross-examination)

leading question (a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination)

yes-no question (a question that can be answered by yes or no)


Sense 2interrogative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

interrogative mood; interrogative

Hypernyms ("interrogative" is a kind of...):

modality; mode; mood (verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker)


INTERROGATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1interrogative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

not all questions have an interrogative construction

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Pertainym:

interrogative mood (some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood)


Sense 2interrogative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

Synonyms:

asking; interrogatory; interrogative

Antonym:

declarative (relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration)


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