showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually followed by of): behavior indicative of mental disorder.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used for ordinary objective statements, questions, etc., as the verb plays in John plays football. Compare imperative (def 3), subjunctive (def 1).
the indicative mood.
a verb in the indicative.
(usually postpositive) foll by of. serving as a sign; suggestive: indicative of trouble ahead