Synonyms of figurative


1. figurative (vs. literal), nonliteral, analogical, extended, metaphorical, metaphoric, metonymic, metonymical, poetic, synecdochic, synecdochical, tropical, rhetorical

usage: (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"

2. figural, figurative, representational (vs. nonrepresentational)

usage: consisting of or forming human or animal figures; "a figural design"; "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read

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