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synonyms for metaphorical

  • allegorical
  • descriptive
  • metaphoric
  • symbolic
  • denotative
  • emblematic
  • illustrative
  • representative
  • tropological
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How to use metaphorical in a sentence

The digital dashboard draws on metaphorical relationships to vehicular, military and executive dashboards.
COVID-19 DASHBOARDS ARE VITAL, YET FLAWED, SOURCES OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONJACQUELINE WERNIMONTJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Older generations know what a great team looks like and the younger ones are finding out, but the only embrace of this great team can be metaphorical.
‘BILLS MAFIA’ WAITED A GENERATION FOR A TEAM LIKE THIS. IT’S HAD TO EMBRACE IT FROM AFAR.ADAM KILGOREJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The true truth is always metaphorical, Barry once told a friend, and his greatest belief was in the power of stories, and these seem to be the paths to follow here.
REMEMBERING MY FRIEND BARRY LOPEZBOB SHACOCHISJANUARY 5, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
As mathematical physics fed Pauli’s visions, which Jung connected with ancient symbolism, the two thinkers ended up weaving profound metaphorical connections between the two realms.
THE SYNCHRONICITY OF WOLFGANG PAULI AND CARL JUNG - ISSUE 93: FORERUNNERSPAUL HALPERNNOVEMBER 18, 2020NAUTILUS
In the typical retail horror story, Amazon lurks behind the door wielding the metaphorical chainsaw.
PETSMART AND CHEWY ARE SPLITTING THREE YEARS AFTER THEIR TIE-UPLUCINDA SHENOCTOBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
The great use of metaphorical language is to convey, or to aggravate the impression or sentiment which an object creates.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
In the use of metaphorical language, we are not disposed to lay down any strict canons of criticism.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
We hope we shall not be accused of putting fetters upon genius, by refusing to admire this use of metaphorical language.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
We always find that those are the greatest slaves to metaphorical language, who have but one set of metaphors.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
Whether he regards the divine Justice, for instance, as a metaphorical term, a mere figure of speech?
AIDS TO REFLECTIONSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
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WORDS RELATED TO METAPHORICAL

  • emblematic
  • figurative
  • illustrative
  • metaphorical
  • parabolic
  • symbolizing
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