Metaphoric Met`a*phor"ic, Metaphorical Met`a*phor"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]taphorique.] Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense. -- {Met`a*phor"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Met`a*phor"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • metaphoricalness — metÉ™ fÉ”rɪklɪnɪs , fÉ‘ / fÉ’ n. state of being figurative, state of being symbolic …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • symbolicalness — n. state of serving as a symbol, metaphoricalness …   English contemporary dictionary

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