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Adjectives (2)

metaphoric, metaphorical
adj. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another; "a metaphorical expression"; "metaphoric language"

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characteristic
adj. typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
allegoric, allegorical
adj. used in or characteristic of or containing allegory; "allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"
emblematical, symbolical, symbolic, emblematic
adj. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"

Synonyms (8)

analogical
adj. expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy; "the analogical use of a metaphor"
extended
adj. beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'"
metonymical, metonymic
adj. using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated; "to say `he spent the evening reading Shakespeare' is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works"
poetic
adj. characterized by romantic imagery; "Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic"
synecdochical, synecdochic
adj. using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it; "to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech"
tropical
adj. characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

Antonyms (1)

literal
adj. limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"

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