performative

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

perform +‎ -ative

Adjective[edit]

performative (comparative more performative, superlative most performative)

  1. Being enacted as it is said.
    An example of a performative utterance would be "I name this boat Alfred".
  2. Being done as a performance in order to create an impression.
    • 2002, Anthony Kubiak, Agitated States: Performance in the American Theater of Cruelty, →ISBN:
      Keeping both American theater and its double within the sight lines, I would like to look at MPD as a pathology in which both both performativity and social performance are outstripped by a mise-en-scène that veers past the merely performative and dangerously close to theater itself, threatening to erase the differences in its very misappearance.

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Noun[edit]

performative (plural performatives)

  1. A performative utterance.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

performative

  1. feminine singular of performatif

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

performative

  1. inflected form of performativ

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

performative

  1. feminine plural of performativo