figurative


figurative

adjective

Definition of FIGURATIVE

expressing one thing in terms normally used for another <the figurative use of allergy to mean a feeling of dislike>
Synonyms extended, figural, metaphoric (or metaphorical), tropical, tropological
Related Words Aesopian (also Aesopic), allegorical, emblematic (also emblematical), symbolic (also symbolical); catachrestic (or catachrestical), sylleptic; euphemistic; nonliteral, veritable
Near Antonyms literal; nonsymbolic

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