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Definition of the adjective allusive

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

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Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

by Thomas Sheridan

ALLUSIVE, allusive. a. Hinting at something.

Google previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

a hint, reference, comparison, respect Allusive, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

One Main Object of which Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation, to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

ALLUSIVE, al-iu'-slv. a. Hinting at something. ALLUSIVELY, al-lu'- slv-ty. ad.

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 ...

Google previewPimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry (1908)

Together with an Illustrated Supplement by Arthur Francis Pimbley

Allusive Arms — (Called also ranting or punning arms, and by the French Amies parlantes) ...

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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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