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synonyms for figurative

  • allegorical
  • descriptive
  • fanciful
  • florid
  • metaphoric
  • metaphorical
  • pictorial
  • denotative
  • emblematic
  • emblematical
  • flowery
  • illustrative
  • ornate
  • poetical
  • representative
  • signifying
  • typical
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antonyms for figurative

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  • literal
  • real
  • straightforward
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How to use figurative in a sentence

This is when he switched from abstraction to a style of figurative art engaged both with brute politics and the existential comedy and influenced by underground comics.
MUSEUMS ARE STILL MOUNTING MAJOR EXHIBITIONS THIS FALL, WITH NO SHORTAGE OF BIG-NAME ARTISTSSEBASTIAN SMEESEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If we retain these essential accommodations, we can open the figurative office doors to more workers with disabilities than ever before.
IF EMPLOYERS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MEANINGFUL CHANGE, THEY MUST REORIENT JOBS TO CENTER AROUND WORKERSDARREN WALKERAUGUST 12, 2021TIME
They’re warming us up for the show ahead, promising great wonders to come as they set up for us that figurative fourth wall we all love so much.
ANNETTE IS GORGEOUS TO LOOK AT BUT ALL THE WRONG KINDS OF WEIRDSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAUGUST 6, 2021TIME
Just as Google and social media have enabled each of us to reach into the figurative diaries and desk drawers of anyone we might be curious about, law enforcement agencies today have access to powerful new engines of data processing and association.
INSIDE THE RISE OF POLICE DEPARTMENT REAL-TIME CRIME CENTERSROWAN MOORE GERETYAPRIL 19, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
To use your figurative language, when this wormeaten monarchy is broken, what will come out of the ruins?
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
There is a generally accepted division of language into literal and figurative.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
When a person says, “He is a bright boy,” he has used the word “bright” in a sense that is not literal; the use is figurative.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Figurative language employs words with meanings not strictly literal, but varying from their ordinary definitions.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The concentrations are figurative, but may be taken to represent actual concentrations, such as 0.015 molar, etc.
THE ELEMENTS OF QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, VOL. 1, PARTS 1 AND 2.JULIUS STIEGLITZ
This use of the term is evidently figurative, borrowed from its application to veteran soldiers.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 218, DECEMBER 31, 1853VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO FIGURATIVE

  • emblematic
  • figurative
  • illustrative
  • metaphorical
  • parabolic
  • symbolizing
  • typifying
  • aureate
  • baroque
  • busy
  • decorative
  • embellished
  • euphuistic
  • figurative
  • flamboyant
  • flowery
  • fussy
  • grandiloquent
  • high-flown
  • luscious
  • magniloquent
  • ornamental
  • ornamented
  • ornate
  • overblown
  • pretentious
  • rhetorical
  • rich
  • sonorous
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