1. of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, especially a metaphor; metaphorical and not literal: The word “head” has several figurative senses, as in “She's the head of the company.”.Synonyms: metaphorical, not literal, symbolic.
2. metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang.
3. abounding in or fond of figures of speech: Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.Synonyms: ornate, ornamental, flowery, elaborate, florid, grandiloquent.
"works can be figurative."
"paintings can be figurative."
"senses can be figurative."
"languages can be figurative."
"arts can be figurative."
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