Aesopian: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ē-sō'pē-un, ē-sop'ē-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral.
  2. conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate's Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathizer.”
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