allusiveness
noun see allusion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Allusiveness — Al*lu sive*ness, n. The quality of being allusive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allusiveness — allusion ► NOUN ▪ an indirect reference to something. DERIVATIVES allusive adjective allusively adverb allusiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • allusiveness — See allusively. * * * …   Universalium

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  • allusiveness — n. alluding, suggestiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allusiveness — al·lu·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • allusiveness — noun a quality characterized by indirect reference • Derivationally related forms: ↑allusive • Hypernyms: ↑indirectness …   Useful english dictionary

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  • allusion — noun Etymology: Late Latin allusion , allusio, from Latin alludere Date: 1548 1. an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also the use of such references 2. the act of alluding to or hinting at something • allusive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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