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ˈsɪm ə li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simile(noun)

    a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. simile

    In modern usage we may say that an allegory is an extended simile, while a metaphor is an abbreviated simile contained often in a phrase, perhaps in a word. The simile carries its comparison on the surface, in the words as, like, or similar expressions; the metaphor is given directly without any note of comparison. The allegory, parable, or fable tells its story as if true, leaving the reader or hearer to discover its fictitious character and learn its lesson. All these are, in strict definition, fictions; but the word fiction is now applied almost exclusively to novels or romances. An allegory is a moral or religious tale, of which the moral lesson is the substance, and all descriptions and incidents but accessories, as in "The Pilgrim's Progress." A fable is generally briefer, representing animals as the speakers and actors, and commonly conveying some lesson of practical wisdom or shrewdness, as "The Fables of Æsop." A parable is exclusively moral or religious, briefer and less adorned than an allegory, with its lesson more immediately discernible, given, as it were, at a stroke. Any comparison, analogy, instance, example, tale, anecdote, or the like which serves to let in light upon a subject may be called an illustration, this word in its widest use including all the rest. Compare FICTION; STORY.

    Synonyms:
    allegory, fable, fiction, illustration, metaphor, parable

    Antonyms:
    chronicle, fact, history, narrative, record

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. simile(n.)

    Synonyms:
    similitude, METAPHOR, comparison

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. simile(n)

    Synonyms:
    comparison, metaphor

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How to use simile in a sentence?

  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad.

  2. Christopher Robin Miller:

    The guy did the thing like a bad simile.

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