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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal adj. - Consisting of or forming human or animal shapes.

Usage examples (36)
  • figurative language
  • It took me awhile to grasp that you meant slaughtered English in figurative terms.
  • Needless to say, in giving the term a figurative meaning as well, locals take up the challenge admirably.
  • Namely, loan can’t be used in figurative contexts: for more
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