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1. nonliteral

adjective. (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech.

Synonyms

  • poetic
  • figurative
  • metaphoric
  • synecdochical
  • metonymic
  • metonymical
  • tropical
  • rhetorical
  • analogical
  • synecdochic
  • metaphorical

Antonyms

  • unrhetorical
  • unextended
  • short
  • small

Etymology

  • literal (English)
  • literal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • non- (English)
  • non (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word nonliteral


1. Adjective
Figurative language, the use of nonliteral comparisons to describe things or evoke sensory detail, creates images of characters and settings and evokes an emotional attitude, or tone.

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