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See definition of metaphoric on Dictionary.com
  • as infigurative
  • as inillustrative
  • as inmetaphorical

synonyms for metaphoric

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

antonyms for metaphoric

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

    After thousands of years the lines of metaphoric advance are still shown, and in many cases actually retained in the meaning.
    INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
    Frederick's nerves were in a state of tension, not in a mere metaphoric sense.
    ATLANTISGERHART HAUPTMANN
    This and other apocryphal stories illustrate the evolution of Haggadoth out of metaphoric allusions.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF DANIELF. W. FARRAR
    I should say to the ordinary bookbuyer, in metaphoric language, Avoid the kickshaws and stick to the solids!
    BY-WAYS IN BOOK-LANDWILLIAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
    Metaphoric strength of expression will burst even from vulgar and illiterate minds when they are agitated.
    ORIGINAL SONNETS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS; AND ODES PARAPHRASED FROM HORACEANNA SEWARD
    He did not, however, go to the extreme of neglecting Jewish observance on the strength of metaphoric interpretation.
    A THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORYMAURICE H. (MAURICE HENRY) HARRIS
    In truth, the charms of this magnificent maiden were worthy of metaphoric phrase.
    THE WILD HUNTRESSMAYNE REID
    Get thee to better game, then; and see thou art more metaphoric.
    THE INFIDEL, VOL. I.ROBERT MONTGOMERY BIRD
    Another secondary meaning is "to re-vive or to re-kindle" in its metaphoric sense.
    NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 18. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1850VARIOUS
    Ewald takes these for metaphoric designations of the Hellenising Jews.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF DANIELF. W. FARRAR
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO METAPHORIC

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