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Synonyms for formative
ˈfɔr mə tɪvfor·ma·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    plastic

  2. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Gram.) derivative, not radical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. formativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    plastic, creative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "formative":

    summative, diagnostic, training, schoolnet, reflex

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How to use formative in a sentence?

  1. Charles Scribner, Jr.:

    Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language.

  2. Nicholas Hoult:

    We wanted to honor him and tell our story that we thought was fascinating about his formative years that everyone, I feel as a fan...would be intrigued by, mirror Mirror.

  3. John Hickenlooper:

    I understand that Americans are frustrated right now -- that they are hungry for bold change. I understand that our young people, especially, see socialism as an attractive alternative to the political gridlock and economic recession they experienced during their formative years, but it would be a grave mistake to abandon the American entrepreneurial spirit that has always been at our country's core.

  4. Le Roux:

    These jobs were formative, for them and for myself.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I don't want to psychoanalyze Mr. Putin. I will say that he has a foot very much in the Soviet past. That's how he came of age. He ran the KGB. Those were his formative experiences.


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