HyperDic: figurative

English > 2 senses of the word figurative:
ADJECTIVEallfigurative, nonliteral(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
allfigurative, figuralconsisting of or forming human or animal figures
figurative > pronunciation
Soundsfih'gyerahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > figurative: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech.
Example"figurative language"
Synonymnonliteral
NarroweranalogicalExpressing, composed of, or based on an analogy / analogy
extendedBeyond the literal or primary sense
metaphorical, metaphoricExpressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
metonymic, metonymicalUsing the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
poeticCharacterized by romantic imagery
synecdochic, synecdochicalUsing the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part
tropicalCharacterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes
See alsorhetoricalGiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
OppositeliteralLimited to the explicit meaning / meaning of a word or text
Spanishfigurado, figurativo
Adverbsfigurativelyin a figurative sense
English > figurative: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConsisting of or forming human or animal figures.
Example "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read
Synonymfigural
Broaderrepresentational(used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
Spanishfigurativo

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