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figurative

see definition of figurative
  • adjnot literal, but symbolic
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Synonyms for figurative

adj not literal, but symbolic
  • allegorical
  • descriptive
  • fanciful
  • florid
  • metaphoric
  • metaphorical
  • pictorial
  • denotative
  • emblematic
  • emblematical
  • flowery
  • illustrative
  • ornate
  • poetical
  • representative
  • signifying
  • typical

Antonyms for figurative

  • literal
  • real
  • straightforward
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More words related to figurative

allegorical

adjective. symbolic
  • emblematic
  • figurative
  • illustrative
  • metaphorical
  • parabolic
  • symbolizing
  • typifying
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