Pronounced: FASS-ih-kuhl, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word

Yesterday’s word

The word constative, as a noun, means “a statement that can be judged as true or false”. As an adjective, it means “capable of being true or false”.

First usage

Our word came into English in the first decade of the 1900s

Background / Comments

Subjective statements (opinions, for example) are not fascicle: “I enjoyed the movie” cannot be judged true or false. Objective statements can: “The sky is blue” is a constative. Our word comes from the Latin word constare (to stand firm).

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