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Synonyms for figurative
ˈfɪg yər ə tɪvfig·u·ra·tive

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. figurativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    literal

  2. figurativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    literal

  3. figurativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    literal

  4. figurativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    literal

  5. figurativeadjective

    Antonyms:
    literal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. figurative

    Synonyms:
    metaphorical, poetical, tropical, rhetorical, symbolical, typical, emblematical

    Antonyms:
    literal, prosaic, unpoetical, unmetaphorical

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 2 votes

  1. figurative, nonliteraladjective

    (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech

    "figurative language"

    Synonyms:
    nonliteral, figural

    Antonyms:
    explicit, nonrepresentational, denotative, literal

  2. figural, figurativeadjective

    consisting of or forming human or animal figures

    "a figural design"; "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read

    Synonyms:
    nonliteral, figural

    Antonyms:
    explicit, nonrepresentational, denotative, literal

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. figurativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    typical, representative, emblematical

  2. figurativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    tropical, metaphorical, not literal

  3. figurativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    flowery, florid, ornate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 2 votes

  1. figurativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    typical, representative, emblematical, metaphorical, tropical

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "figurative":

    representational, fig

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3790fig
#4362tropical
#25458rhetorical
#29450figurative
#41561representational
#47483metaphorical
#58160figural
#60012poetical
#139360symbolical
#192701nonliteral

How to use figurative in a sentence?

  1. Maxime Aubert:

    To me, the most fascinating aspect of our research is that humanity's oldest cave art is at least 44,000 years old and it already has all the key components relating to modern cognition, [ like ] hand stencils, figurative art, storytelling, therianthropes and religious thinking, so it must have a much older origin, possibly in Africa or soon after we left Africa.

  2. Shaun Fletcher:

    We’re putting our athletes through a lot of painful literal and figurative hoops and hurdles with really no resolution at the end of it to tell them that this is the standard that is being set for competition, there needs to be a joint effort to determine the metric because athletics and institutions, they go off of metrics and standards that can be applied to the masses.

  3. President Trump:

    And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore, of the over 10,000 words spoken, President Trump used the word' fight' a little more than a handful of times and each time in the figurative sense that has long been accepted in public discourse when urging people to stand and use their voices to be heard on matters important to them ; it was not and could not be construed to encourage acts of violence.

  4. William Barr:

    One of the ironies, as some have observed, is that the secular project has itself become a religion, pursued with religious fervor. It is taking on all the trappings of a religion – including inquisitions and excommunication. Those who defy the creed risk a figurative burning at the stake – social, educational, and professional ostracism and exclusion waged through lawsuits and savage social media campaigns.

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Poetry often emphasizes the beauty of language and the sound of words. The use of rhyme, rhythm, and figurative language can create a sensory experience that goes beyond mere information or prose. This aesthetic appeal can captivate and engage readers or listeners.


Translations for figurative

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  • مجازي, رمزي, استعاريArabic
  • образен, преносен, метафориченBulgarian
  • přenesený, obrazný, metaforickýCzech
  • im übertragenen Sinne, bilderreich, bildlich, symbolisch, metaphorisch, sinnbildlich, figürlich, übertragenGerman
  • μεταφορικόςGreek
  • figurado, figurativoSpanish
  • فیگوراتیوPersian
  • kuvaannollinenFinnish
  • figuratif, figuréFrench
  • samhlachailScottish Gaelic
  • átvitt, jelképes, átvitt értelemben, szimbolikus, képletesHungarian
  • figurativoItalian
  • 比喩Japanese
  • figurativoPortuguese
  • figurativRomanian
  • переносный, метафорический, образный, фигуральныйRussian
  • figurativSwedish
  • அடையாள அர்த்தமுள்ளTamil
  • mecaziTurkish
  • tượng trưngVietnamese

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