Definitions for figurativelyˈfɪg yər ə tɪv li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fig•ur•a•tive•lyˈfɪg yər ə tɪv li(adv.)

  1. by means of a figure of speech; metaphorically.

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  2. by means of a figure or emblem; emblematically.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figuratively(adverb)

    in a figurative sense

    "figuratively speaking,..."


  1. figuratively(Adverb)

    In a figurative manner.

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