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figurative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of figurative

  1. 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 Antonyms nonfigurative, nonmetaphorical





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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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