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Synonyms for figuratively
ˈfɪg yər ə tɪv li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figuratively(adverb)

    in a figurative sense

    "figuratively speaking,..."

    Antonyms:
    literally

Wiktionary

  1. figuratively(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    literally

  2. figuratively(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    literally

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    metaphorically

How to pronounce figuratively?

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Veena
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#64315metaphorically

How to use figuratively in a sentence?

  1. Sir Winston Churchill:

    To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

  2. Bill Gross:

    They buy the bonds by printing money or figuratively dropping it from helicopters – expanding their balance sheets in the process, they then remit any net interest from their trillions of dollars or yen bond purchases right back to their Treasuries. The money in essence is free of expense and free of repayment as long as the process continues uninterrupted.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There is palpably renewed energy in our relationship, I mean that figuratively and literally, ... We think that by cooperating with each other we can take it out more easily, we can market it better, to the betterment of both our societies.

  4. Charles Scribner, Jr.:

    Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language.

  5. Mercutio Southall:

    This is the ugly truth of America. It was there like literally and figuratively in black and white. We saw it. We see it daily, it shows what kind of America we live in now and what kind of America it will be with Trump at the helm.


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