Adjectives with the suffix "-ive" (1,000)

This morpheme tends to mean "tending to?". Some of the most representative words that include it are: active, sensitive, creative. It's typically applied to adjectives.

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  • effective
  • positive
  • active
  • conservative
  • expensive
  • alternative
  • attractive
  • relative
  • negative
  • massive
  • extensive
  • alive
  • competitive
  • sensitive
  • administrative
  • comprehensive
  • live
  • impressive
  • creative
  • collective
  • distinctive
  • exclusive
  • aggressive
  • legislative
  • successive
  • intensive
  • progressive
  • excessive
  • objective
  • primitive
  • representative
  • comparative
  • productive
  • passive
  • prospective
  • selective
  • protective
  • defensive
  • respective
  • cognitive
  • decisive
  • subjective
  • imaginative
  • innovative
  • constructive
  • co-operative
  • substantive
  • offensive
  • decorative
  • quantitative
  • restrictive
  • interactive
  • irrespective
  • radioactive
  • supportive
  • destructive
  • naive
  • ulcerative
  • consultative
  • defective
  • consecutive
  • explosive
  • cumulative
  • reproductive
  • descriptive
  • speculative
  • ineffective
  • olive
  • responsive
  • elusive
  • narrative
  • authoritative
  • definitive
  • qualitative
  • tentative
  • cooperative
  • addictive
  • informative
  • persuasive
  • expressive
  • lucrative
  • collaborative
  • instinctive
  • retrospective
  • communicative
  • indicative
  • repetitive
  • intuitive
  • conclusive
  • oppressive
  • reactive
  • preventive
  • festive
  • disruptive
  • pervasive
  • formative
  • cost-effective
  • provocative
  • receptive
  • operative
  • associative
  • inexpensive
  • exhaustive
  • unattractive
  • imperative
  • inclusive
  • subversive
  • reflective
  • assertive
  • inactive
  • emotive
  • insensitive
  • normative
  • adaptive
  • suggestive
  • dismissive
  • obsessive
  • instructive
  • investigative
  • conducive
  • digestive
  • captive
  • punitive
  • abusive
  • apprehensive
  • repressive
  • discursive
  • perceptive
  • elective
  • cohesive
  • abortive
  • executive
  • putative
  • intrusive
  • attentive
  • compulsive
  • secretive
  • seductive
  • abrasive
  • predictive
  • inventive
  • inconclusive
  • unproductive
  • deceptive
  • permissive
  • contemplative
  • affective
  • divisive
  • impulsive
  • contraceptive
  • evocative
  • possessive
  • illustrative
  • commemorative
  • expansive
  • counter-productive
  • proactive
  • coercive
  • interpretative
  • appreciative
  • inquisitive
  • prescriptive
  • corrective
  • obstructive
  • evasive
  • pre-emptive
  • manipulative
  • invasive
  • preventative
  • impassive
  • furtive
  • diminutive
  • automotive
  • affirmative
  • additive
  • incisive
  • unobtrusive
  • argumentative
  • submissive
  • prohibitive
  • regressive
  • corrosive
  • generative
  • deductive
  • evaluative
  • vindictive
  • adoptive
  • constitutive
  • proliferative
  • repulsive
  • adhesive
  • figurative
  • derivative
  • infective
  • unimaginative
  • labour-intensive
  • combative
  • redistributive
  • restorative
  • participative
  • unrepresentative
  • inductive
  • talkative
  • unresponsive
  • postoperative
  • distributive
  • post-operative
  • exploitative
  • indecisive
  • plaintive
  • counterproductive
  • interpretive
  • attributive
  • derisive
  • hyperactive
  • introspective
  • predicative
  • integrative
  • curative
  • recessive
  • pejorative
  • obtrusive
  • purposive
  • conductive
  • demonstrative
  • meditative
  • hypersensitive
  • uncompetitive
  • imitative
  • causative
  • hypertensive
  • cursive
  • transgressive
  • acquisitive
  • uncooperative
  • superlative
  • non-invasive
  • educative
  • connective
  • regenerative
  • preoperative
  • palliative
  • self-destructive
  • votive
  • restive
  • refractive
  • iterative
  • pensive
  • collusive
  • vegetative
  • rehabilitative
  • presumptive
  • degenerative
  • unimpressive
  • transitive
  • allocative
  • inoffensive
  • convulsive
  • reductive
  • summative
  • retributive
  • non-exclusive
  • oxidative
  • reclusive
  • effusive
  • penetrative
  • immunoreactive
  • deliberative
  • declarative
  • non-native
  • percussive
  • recursive
  • seropositive
  • redemptive
  • contrastive
  • capital-intensive
  • non-selective
  • extractive
  • inoperative
  • immunosuppressive
  • aversive
  • antihypertensive
  • non-negative
  • erosive
  • remunerative
  • congestive
  • allusive
  • uninformative
  • interrogative
  • light-sensitive
  • radiative
  • all-inclusive
  • laxative
  • four-wheel-drive
  • deconstructive
  • non-competitive
  • adjudicative
  • determinative
  • resistive
  • maladaptive
  • ascriptive
  • enumerative
  • inattentive
  • intransitive
  • anticompetitive
  • projective
  • preservative
  • corroborative
  • unco-operative
  • retroactive
  • dispositive
  • vasoactive
  • hypotensive
  • absorptive
  • uncommunicative
  • correlative
  • eruptive
  • capacitive
  • self-adhesive
  • convective
  • overactive
  • propulsive
  • illuminative
  • disjunctive
  • oversensitive
  • retentive
  • concessive
  • reformative
  • normotensive
  • nociceptive
  • multiplicative
  • sedative
  • manic-depressive
  • consumptive
  • alliterative
  • subjunctive
  • injunctive
  • preparative
  • over-sensitive
  • vituperative
  • co-extensive
  • undemonstrative
  • exfoliative
  • nine-to-five
  • nutritive
  • uncreative
  • discriminative
  • dissipative
  • self-assertive
  • regulative
  • seronegative
  • appetitive
  • retrogressive
  • compressive
  • recuperative
  • diffusive
  • unsupportive
  • unreflective
  • overprotective
  • transformative
  • performative
  • colligative
  • suppressive
  • resultative
  • gram-negative
  • proprioceptive
  • fictive
  • adversative
  • dispersive
  • locative
  • federative
  • accumulative
  • perfective
  • calculative
  • context-sensitive
  • unreceptive
  • adjunctive
  • facilitative
  • unappreciative
  • coextensive
  • conjunctive
  • intraoperative
  • counterintuitive
  • vocative
  • ostensive
  • probative
  • replicative
  • counter-intuitive
  • delusive
  • commutative
  • unreactive
  • exploitive
  • preemptive
  • psychoactive
  • photosensitive
  • purgative
  • non-progressive
  • submassive
  • intersubjective
  • quantitive
  • unremunerative
  • perioperative
  • ruminative
  • overinclusive
  • subtractive
  • rebarbative
  • deglutitive
  • affiliative
  • fricative
  • electroconvulsive
  • unassertive
  • infiltrative
  • recreative
  • dissociative
  • supermassive
  • extrusive
  • case-sensitive
  • explorative
  • live-and-let-live
  • plosive
  • incorporative
  • vasoconstrictive
  • sportive
  • autoregressive
  • ameliorative
  • replacive
  • unprogressive
  • conceptive
  • non-quantitative
  • reconstructive
  • affinitive
  • rotative
  • occlusive
  • procreative
  • articulative
  • stative
  • conative
  • disintegrative
  • inexpressive
  • nominative
  • interventive
  • costive
  • cytoprotective
  • unpersuasive
  • connotative
  • privative
  • reparative
  • obsessive-compulsive
  • gram-positive
  • evaporative
  • unexpressive
  • unaggressive
  • restitutive
  • exudative
  • accommodative
  • unselective
  • aggregative
  • stimulative
  • tractive
  • neurodegenerative
  • schizoaffective
  • abductive
  • capacitative
  • distortive
  • reintegrative
  • promotive
  • separative
  • nonexecutive
  • constrictive
  • contributive
  • nondestructive
  • resuscitative
  • electromotive
  • assortative
  • unprovocative
  • inversive
  • assumptive
  • degradative
  • genitive
  • concentrative
  • philoprogenitive
  • adsorptive
  • over-reactive
  • equative
  • semiquantitative
  • denotative
  • misrepresentative
  • denotive
  • digressive
  • preattentive
  • dissuasive
  • approximative
  • substitutive
  • nonreactive
  • gastroprotective
  • elaborative
  • uninventive
  • ultraconservative
  • accusative
  • ultrasensitive
  • photorefractive
  • factive
  • irruptive
  • surface-active
  • fixative
  • alloreactive
  • unperceptive
  • ratiocinative
  • alterative
  • inhibitive
  • cardioselective
  • disputative
  • assimilative
  • proscriptive
  • continuative
  • non-administrative
  • connotive
  • unconstructive
  • non-reflexive
  • adjustive
  • numerative
  • agentive
  • formulative
  • segregative
  • nonproductive
  • confirmative
  • individuative
  • cryoprotective
  • copulative
  • transmissive
  • underactive
  • abstractive
  • evolutive
  • recollective
  • non-descriptive
  • imperceptive
  • cold-sensitive
  • corporative
  • noncompetitive
  • implosive
  • subadditive
  • electronegative
  • suspensive
  • crossreactive
  • coordinative
  • nuncupative
  • suppletive
  • appositive
  • ablative
  • variative
  • carminative
  • non-interactive
  • politico-administrative
  • autoreactive
  • situative
  • erective
  • illusive
  • bioactive
  • primative
  • polyphiloprogenitive
  • superconductive
  • inchoative
  • ampliative
  • fugitive
  • degressive
  • noninteractive
  • singulative
  • nonobjective
  • discoursive
  • ergative
  • debilitative
  • electropositive
  • labor-intensive
  • partitive
  • contaminative
  • suppurative
  • prefigurative
  • dative
  • unobjective
  • hyperproliferative
  • expulsive
  • immersive
  • expletive
  • antioxidative
  • irresponsive
  • bronchoconstrictive
  • uncomprehensive
  • postreplicative
  • enactive
  • inconsecutive
  • metacognitive
  • coactive
  • ipsative
  • unlucrative
  • hyperreactive
  • insertive
  • transpressive
  • ultra-progressive
  • acculturative
  • implicative
  • mediative
  • unrestrictive
  • originative
  • stipulative
  • radiosensitive
  • hypercompetitive
  • nonprogressive
  • neuroprotective
  • unpredictive
  • unintrusive
  • migrative
  • monotransitive
  • fermentative
  • unargumentative
  • pollutive
  • counteractive
  • conversative
  • obliterative
  • nonaggressive
  • frequentative
  • unseductive
  • insulative
  • combustive
  • conflictive
  • ditransitive
  • inexhaustive
  • overattentive
  • archconservative
  • emptive
  • appointive
  • imperfective
  • accelerative
  • reiterative
  • regioselective
  • irritative
  • photoreceptive
  • thermosensitive
  • exclamative
  • mutative
  • magnetoresistive
  • caressive
  • extrapolative
  • precognitive
  • contractive
  • impactive
  • nonpermissive
  • anticonvulsive
  • anticooperative
  • circumspective
  • rejective
  • corruptive
  • unemotive
  • deflective
  • optative
  • confederative
  • registrative
  • consultive
  • proceptive
  • seclusive
  • immunonegative
  • unevasive
  • untalkative
  • ascensive
  • retrodictive
  • enantioselective
  • piaculative
  • precompetitive
  • unreclusive
  • nonassociative
  • commiserative
  • stereoselective
  • maladjustive
  • incommunicative
  • redressive
  • detractive
  • acceptive
  • donative
  • irrelative
  • decompressive
  • ejective
  • portative
  • remonstrative
  • semipreparative
  • facultative
  • emulative
  • anticipative
  • unpermissive
  • desquamative
  • unconservative
  • nonadaptive
  • semiconductive
  • emulsive
  • sorptive
  • compositive
  • sexploitative
  • jussive
  • constative
  • profusive
  • propagative
  • oppilative
  • chemopreventative
  • illative
  • uninstructive
  • retractive
  • piezoresistive
  • assistive
  • non-relative
  • protrusive
  • unpossessive
  • reversive
  • nonconservative
  • amative
  • reinterpretative
  • hypotheticodeductive
  • unauthoritative
  • chemosensitive
  • elucidative
  • unfestive
  • distractive
  • defunctive
  • exhortative
  • accretive
  • radioprotective
  • transportive
  • affinitative
  • manumotive
  • interoperative
  • erythrodegenerative
  • estimative
  • semi-positive
  • innative
  • insubmissive
  • proconvulsive
  • noninvestigative
  • verdictive
  • adorative
  • retropulsive
  • overaggressive
  • perseverative
  • precreative
  • unpropulsive
  • limitative
  • attenuative
  • postdive
  • unexplosive
  • crescive
  • divertive
  • aspersive
  • augmentative
  • consignificative
  • contortive
  • unhesitative
  • noncumulative
  • defusive
  • superdiffusive
  • refrigerative
  • dominative
  • undecorative
  • nonlimitative
  • desiccative
  • deteriorative
  • rememorative
  • eductive
  • anticollective
  • contraversive
  • irresultative
  • counterhypertensive
  • underproductive
  • nondescriptive
  • reinventive
  • stereoelective
  • aperitive
  • seminaive
  • collisive
  • mordicative
  • intellective
  • nonreplicative
  • laudative
  • retroreflective
  • ententive
  • cislocative
  • seminaïve
  • nonconstructive
  • noninclusive
  • resorptive
  • heterofermentative
  • chondroconductive
  • inflective
  • conjugative
  • introductive
  • vetitive
  • quasireflexive
  • perlative
  • minorative
  • mirative
  • irretentive
  • precipitative
  • neurogenerative
  • primogenitive
  • delimitative
  • divestive
  • edulcorative
  • animative
  • extinctive
  • semisecretive
  • insubstantive
  • unfigurative
  • nonenantioselective
  • radioresponsive
  • gravitative
  • acclamative
  • acervative
  • reprobative
  • duplicative
  • mechanoreceptive
  • transductive
  • postreproductive
  • predive
  • unsportive
  • noncurative
  • nonexpansive
  • quadrative
  • coassociative
  • coinductive
  • unapprehensive
  • cunctative
  • cytoablative
  • procrastinative
  • germinative
  • rarefactive
  • disfigurative
  • advisive
  • entitative
  • immunoevasive
  • concertative
  • underdispersive
  • somniative
  • biliodigestive
  • desiderative
  • mechanoresponsive
  • transpositive
  • underisive
  • judicative
  • untransgressive
  • dechticaetiative
  • venerative
  • nonmultiplicative
  • dormative
  • intercommunicative
  • mesangioproliferative
  • hypercoagulative
  • ultrapercussive
  • polydispersive
  • underaccommodative
  • temulentive
  • memorative
  • antiferrodistortive
  • appulsive
  • explicative
  • incarnative
  • unaversive
  • multinarrative
  • underivative
  • psychomanipulative
  • nonoperative
  • tail recursive
  • isoselective
  • antispeculative
  • traditive
  • indictive
  • constraintive
  • fibroconnective
  • introflexive
  • unobsessive
  • nondesignative
  • nonexpensive
  • dehydrative
  • nonplosive
  • quietive
  • succussive
  • discretive
  • displacive
  • mechanosensitive
  • hypercognitive
  • coactive
  • extroitive
  • initiative
  • polyreactive
  • cytoadhesive
  • nonconsumptive
  • abirritative
  • habilitative
  • equieffective
  • communitive
  • autooxidative
  • undivisive
  • unprotective
  • nonaffective
  • nonrepresentative
  • oppositive
  • excisive
  • seminarrative
  • trijective
  • collocative
  • induplicative
  • inflexive
  • autogressive
  • noncursive
  • disrespective
  • aconative
  • coöperative
  • prognosticative
  • cisnormative
  • attestative
  • ferrodistortive
  • introgressive
  • multicausative
  • necessitative
  • prenunciative
  • nonindicative
  • sternutative
  • glutinative
  • nonulcerative
  • subjugative
  • limitive
  • bronchoprotective
  • hypocoagulative
  • metacommunicative
  • tolerative
  • immunofluoropositive
  • counterinformative
  • nanoselective
  • potestative
  • precursive
  • unobstructive
  • sortitive
  • propositive
  • nonrepressive
  • dormitive
  • activo-passive
  • hypocoercive
  • exquisitive
  • immunofluororeactive
  • inessive
  • unappropriative
  • justificative
  • unobstrusive
  • spoliative
  • noncommunicative
  • pseudocontractive
  • depurative
  • overreactive
  • introitive
  • delineative
  • electrocapacitive
  • electrostrictive
  • appeasive
  • inflictive
  • invective
  • protonmotive
  • stagnative
  • supercapacitive
  • carbonylative
  • parturitive
  • antidigestive
  • semi-transitive
  • indurative
  • attestive
  • osmoprotective
  • chondroinductive
  • transactive
  • expatiative
  • simulative
  • nonappetitive
  • vacillative
  • nonreproductive
  • surpassive
  • antiprogressive
  • completive
  • supereffective
  • applicative
  • semidistributive
  • arrogative
  • inappreciative
  • multidrive
  • noncontaminative
  • litigative
  • extirpative
  • unabrasive
  • irradiative
  • noncommutative
  • osteoinductive
  • hyperventilative
  • hypoconnective
  • eradicative
  • undefective
  • decoctive
  • nonoppressive
  • occultive
  • maturative

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