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Meaning of ALLUSIVE

Pronunciation:  u'loosiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
 

ALLUSIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: indirect
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*lu"sive\, a.
1. Figurative; symbolical.

2. Having reference to something not fully expressed;
   containing an allusion.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allusory, figurative, figured, flowery, implicational, implicative, implicatory, indicative, inferential, insinuating, insinuative, insinuatory, ironic, mannered, metaphorical, ornamented, referential, suggestive, trolatitious, tropological
 

 

 

 

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