Definitions for figurativeness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fig•ur•a•tiveˈfɪg yər ə tɪv(adj.)

  1. of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor; metaphorical; not literal.

    Category: Rhetoric

  2. characterized by or abounding in figures of speech.

    Category: Rhetoric

  3. representing by means of a figure or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.

  4. representing by a figure or emblem; emblematic.

Origin of figurative:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < LL



  1. figurativeness(Noun)

    The property of being figurative.


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