nonliteral

Definitions of nonliteral
  1. adjective
    (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    synonyms: figurative
    analogical
    expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy
    extended
    beyond the literal or primary sense
    metaphoric, metaphorical
    expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
    metonymic, metonymical
    using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
    poetic
    characterized by romantic imagery
    synecdochic, synecdochical
    using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
    tropical
    characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
    rhetorical
    given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
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    Antonyms:
    literal
    limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
    exact
    marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
    denotative, explicit
    in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
    unrhetorical
    not rhetorical
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