1. metaphorical

adjective. ['ˌmɛtəˈfɔrɪkəl'] expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another.


  • nonliteral
  • figurative


  • unrhetorical
  • nonrepresentational
  • mistake

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Rhymes with Metaphorical

  • categorical
  • historical
  • rhetorical
  • morrical

Sentences with metaphorical

1. Adjective
Some tours pick up vacationers from their London hotels and take them right to the metaphorical doorstep of Stonehenge.

Quotes about metaphorical

1. Clearly, America has no shortage of metaphorical opportunities for the poor.
- Stephen Colbert, I Am America

2. Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.
- Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

3. The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.
- Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams