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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Comparing two unlike things that suggests a similarity between them.

Usage examples (38)
  • That entire story was metaphorical because it compared a barnyard with the whole country.
  • A metaphorical expression
  • Read Roger: An object lesson in metaphorical consonance
  • In alchemy, the distinction between the literal and the metaphorical is fundamental. for more
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