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Synonyms for figurative
ˈfɪg yər ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figurative, nonliteral(adj)

    (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, figurative(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. figurative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    literal

  2. figurative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    literal

  3. figurative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    literal

  4. figurative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    literal

  5. figurative(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    literal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. figurative

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

    Antonyms:
    literal, prosaic, unpoetical, unmetaphorical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. figurative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    typical, representative, emblematical

  2. figurative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tropical, metaphorical, not literal

  3. figurative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    flowery, florid, ornate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. figurative(a)

    Synonyms:
    typical, representative, emblematical, metaphorical, tropical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    representational, fig

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#3790fig
#4362tropical
#25458rhetorical
#29450figurative
#41561representational
#47483metaphorical
#58160figural
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#139360symbolical
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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. Salvador Dalí:

    We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

  3. Diane Frolov:

    What is it about genus arboretum that socks us in the figurative solar plexus We see a logging truck go cruising down the road, stacked with a bunch of those fresh-cut giants, we feel like we lost a brother. Next thing you know, we're in The Brick, we're flopping money down on the bar. Wood. We're under a roof. Wood. We're walking the floors. Wood. Grabbing a pool cue. That's wood. Our friends in the forest carry a set of luggage from the mythical baggage carousel. Tree of life, tree of knowledge, family tree, Buddha's Bodhi tree. Page one of life, in the beginning. Genesis 322. Adam and Eve. They're kicking back in the garden of Eden and boom, they get an eviction notice. Why is that Lest they should also take of the tree of life, eat and live forever. A definitive Yahweh no-no. Be good to yourself, go out and plant a wet one on a tree.

  4. Cometan:

    Five figurative children, I have, whom I have raised since I was the age of fifteen.

  5. 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.


Translations for figurative

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  • مجازي, رمزي, استعاريArabic
  • образен, метафоричен, преносенBulgarian
  • metaforický, obrazný, přenesenýCzech
  • im übertragenen Sinne, übertragen, figürlich, sinnbildlich, symbolisch, bildlich, bilderreich, metaphorischGerman
  • μεταφορικόςGreek
  • figurado, figurativoSpanish
  • فیگوراتیوPersian
  • kuvaannollinenFinnish
  • figuré, figuratifFrench
  • samhlachailScottish Gaelic
  • átvitt értelemben, képletes, szimbolikus, átvitt, jelképesHungarian
  • figurativoItalian
  • 比喩Japanese
  • figurativoPortuguese
  • figurativRomanian
  • фигуральный, переносный, метафорический, образныйRussian
  • figurativSwedish
  • அடையாள அர்த்தமுள்ளTamil
  • mecaziTurkish
  • tượng trưngVietnamese

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