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demonstrative

[dimon′strətiv]
pertaining to a concept or an action that accompanies and illustrates speech, such as indication of the size of an object with the hands. See also circum-speech.
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In "In Defence of Dagon," he affirms that "all religious demonstrativeness and ceremony is basically orgiastic" (Misc.
That kind of demonstrativeness is not typical in Japan.
Burroughs associates such demands for demonstrativeness and exclusivity with heterosexual love, and treats everything heterosexual as viral in origin, a horrible disease.
Though a wider range of physical demonstrativeness and emotional bonding is seemingly acceptable between male friends, the underlying discourse remains homophobic, as will be seen in the denial of the body that both institutions deem vital within such relations.
Dryer was just as distant from the theory-besotted neo-geo that emerged around the same time as her own work as she was from the chest thumping demonstrativeness of the neo expressionism that preceded it.