nonmetaphorical

adjective
non·​met·​a·​phor·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˌme-tə-ˈfȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce nonmetaphorical (audio) , -ˈfär- \

Definition of nonmetaphorical

: not of, relating to, or employing a metaphor a straightforward, nonmetaphorical explanation Some of our conceptual understandings of love, marriage, anger and other abstract concepts may be nonmetaphorical, but a great many of these abstract concepts appear to be constituted by metaphor.— Raymond W. Gibbs

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmetaphorical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonmetaphorical. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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