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Definition of the adjective allusive

What does allusive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characterized by indirect references
    • example: allusive speech is characterized by allusions
    • similar: indirect

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

Procrustean regulations, draconic severity, or tantalizing opportunities, we are using allusive commonplaces. Some writers revel in such expressions, some eschew them of set purpose, some are ill provided with them from lack of reading or ...

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Allusive Meaning

Video shows what allusive means. Containing or making use of indirect references or hints.. Allusive Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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