Words ending with ive

4 letter words ending with ive

  • dive — to plunge into water, especially headfirst.
  • five — a cardinal number, four plus one.
  • give — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • hive — a shelter constructed for housing a colony of honeybees; beehive.
  • jive — swing music or early jazz.

5 letter words ending with ive

  • alive — If people or animals are alive, they are not dead.
  • chive — a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc
  • clive — Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey. 1725–74, British general and statesman, whose victory at Plassey (1757) strengthened British control in India
  • drive — to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; to drive a person to desperation.
  • naive — having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.

6 letter words ending with ive

  • active — Someone who is active moves around a lot or does a lot of things.
  • argive — (in Homer, Virgil, etc) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
  • arrive — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, they come to it at the end of a journey.
  • belive — speedily
  • dative — In the grammar of some languages, for example Latin, the dative, or the dative case, is the case used for a noun when it is the indirect object of a verb, or when it comes after some prepositions.

7 letter words ending with ive

  • abusive — Someone who is abusive behaves in a cruel and violent way towards other people.
  • amative — of or inclined to love, esp. sexual love
  • amusive — deceptive, illusive
  • archive — The archive or archives are a collection of documents and records that contain historical information. You can also use archives to refer to the place where archives are stored.
  • as-live — (of a performance for a television programme) performed as though live but broadcast after a short delay to allow for the editing of mistakes, bad language, etc

8 letter words ending with ive

  • abessive — the grammatical case indicating absence
  • ablative — (in certain inflected languages such as Latin) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument, manner, or place of the action described by the verb
  • abortive — An abortive attempt or action is unsuccessful.
  • abrasive — Someone who has an abrasive manner is unkind and rude.
  • adaptive — Adaptive means having the ability or tendency to adapt to different situations.

9 letter words ending with ive

  • abjective — tending to degrade, humiliate, or demoralize: the abjective influences of his early life.
  • acceptive — ready or willing to accept
  • accretive — an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.
  • addictive — If a drug is addictive, people who take it cannot stop taking it.
  • adductive — of a nature that leads towards a change

10 letter words ending with ive

  • abdicative — to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate.
  • absolutive — the grammatical case in an ergative language that is used for the direct object of a transitive verb and the subject of an intransitive verb
  • absorptive — able or tending to absorb; absorbent.
  • abstersive — a cleansing substance
  • accusative — In the grammar of some languages, the accusative, or the accusative case, is the case used for a noun when it is the direct object of a verb, or the object of some prepositions. In English, only the pronouns 'me', 'him', 'her', 'us', and 'them' are in the accusative. Compare nominative.

11 letter words ending with ive

  • abstractive — that abstracts or can abstract
  • acquisitive — If you describe a person or an organization as acquisitive, you do not approve of them because you think they are too concerned with getting new possessions.
  • adumbrative — foreshadowing; sketchy; faintly indicative.
  • adversative — (of a word, phrase, or clause) implying opposition or contrast. But and although are adversative conjunctions introducing adversative clauses
  • affiliative — to bring into close association or connection: The research center is affiliated with the university.

12 letter words ending with ive

  • abirritative — to make less irritable; soothe.
  • accelerative — of, causing, or increasing acceleration
  • accumulative — If something is accumulative, it becomes greater in amount, number, or intensity over a period of time.
  • adjudicative — to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
  • alimentative — nourishing; nutritive.

13 letter words ending with ive

  • accommodative — tending to accommodate; adaptive.
  • aerodigestive — of or relating to the organs and tissues of the respiratory tract and the upper part of the digestive tract
  • agglomerative — gathered together into a cluster or mass.
  • agglutinative — tending to join or capable of joining
  • all-inclusive — All-inclusive is used to indicate that a price, especially the price of a holiday, includes all the charges and all the services offered.

14 letter words ending with ive

15 letter words ending with ive

  • anti-productive — having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive effort.
  • anticommutative — (of a binary operation) having the property that one term operating on a second is equal to the negative of the second operating on the first, as ab = −ba.
  • heteronormative — noting or relating to behavior or attitudes consistent with traditional male or female gender roles and the assumption of heterosexuality as the norm: our heteronormative culture.
  • hyperaggressive — characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing: aggressive acts against a neighboring country.
  • hyperresponsive — responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.

16 letter words ending with ive

  • anti-progressive — favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor.
  • antihypertensive — able to inhibit or control hypertension
  • archconservative — consistently holding extremely conservative views: publisher of the city's archconservative newspaper.
  • counterintuitive — (of an idea, proposal, etc) seemingly contrary to common sense
  • counteroffensive — a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy

17 letter words ending with ive

  • anti-conservative — disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
  • antiproliferative — of or relating to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues.
  • capital-intensive — Capital-intensive industries and businesses need the investment of large sums of money. Compare labour-intensive.
  • context-sensitive — behaving, responding, or interpreted differently depending on context
  • contradistinctive — distinction by opposition or contrast: plants and animals in contradistinction to humans.

18 letter words ending with ive

  • myeloproliferative — (medicine) of or pertaining to the presence of an abnormal proliferation of myelopoietic cells (from bone marrow).
  • non-discriminative — constituting a particular quality, trait, or difference; characteristic; notable.
  • passive-aggressive — denoting or pertaining to a personality type or behavior marked by the expression of negative emotions in passive, indirect ways, as through manipulation or noncooperation: a passive-aggressive employee who often misses deadlines.

20 letter words ending with ive

  • obsessive-compulsive — of or relating to a personality style characterized by perfectionism, indecision, conscientiousness, concern with detail, rigidity, and inhibition.

21 letter words ending with ive

  • hypothetico-deductive — pertaining to or governed by the supposed method of scientific progress whereby a general hypothesis is tested by deducing predictions that may be experimentally tested. When such a prediction is falsified the theory is rejected and a new hypothesis is required

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