emblematic


emblematic

adjective

Definition of EMBLEMATIC

having the function or meaning of an object or figure that stands for something else <the dove is emblematic of the organization's mission to bring some peace to a troubled world>
Synonyms emblematic (also emblematical), representational, representative
Related Words figural, figurative, metaphoric (or metaphorical), tropological; allegorical
Near Antonyms actual, literal
Antonyms nonsymbolic

Variants of EMBLEMATIC

emblematic also emblematical

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