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Synonyms for formative
ˈfɔr mə tɪvfor·ma·tive

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. formativeadjective

    minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

    Antonyms:
    destructive

  2. formativeadjective

    capable of forming new cells and tissues

    "a formative zone in developing bone"

    Synonyms:
    shaping, plastic

    Antonyms:
    destructive

  3. formative, shaping, plasticadjective

    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

    Synonyms:
    moldable, fictile, shaping, pliant, plastic

    Antonyms:
    destructive

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    plastic

  2. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Gram.) derivative, not radical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    plastic, creative

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "formative":

    summative, diagnostic, training, schoolnet, reflex

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How to use formative in a sentence?

  1. Kelly Beaver:

    Although the majority of us agree that the experiences people have in childhood can have a significant impact on their future, a minority of Britons recognize the unique importance of the first five years of a child's life, these formative years are crucial in the emotional, social and physical development of every child, and this critical new research for The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood provides the opportunity for society to ignite a discussion about how parents and children can be better supported during this period.

  2. Army Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas:

    That particular part of ungoverned space requires potentially unique special operations solutions and we're attempting to provide those options to the chain of command, we've already identified some formative organizations that we hope to be able to work with in the future.

  3. Dame Julie Andrews:

    My first memoir, 'Home,' was about my childhood, early training and formative years in the Theater, i am so pleased that my good friends at the Hachette Book Group have encouraged me to share the next phase of my life, beginning with my arrival in Hollywood and the wonderful movies and television programs I was asked to be a part of.

  4. Le Roux:

    These were real jobs, these jobs were formative, for them and for myself.

  5. Art Cohn:

    The principal value, in my opinion, is it connects us to 1776 and the formative years of this country.


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