HyperDic: nonliteral

English > 1 sense of the word nonliteral:
ADJECTIVEallnonliteral, figurative(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
English > nonliteral: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaning(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech.
Synonymfigurative
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

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