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allegorical

[al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, -gor-] /ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-/
adjective
1.
consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allegory; figurative:
an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning.
Also, allegoric.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin allēgoricus (< Greek allēgorikós; see allegory, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
allegorically, adverb
allegoricalness, noun
nonallegoric, adjective
nonallegorical, adjective
nonallegorically, adverb
semiallegoric, adjective
semiallegorical, adjective
semiallegorically, adverb
unallegorical, adjective
unallegorically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unallegorical

allegorical

/ˌælɪˈɡɒrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
used in, containing, or characteristic of allegory
Derived Forms
allegorically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unallegorical

allegorical

adj.

1520s, from French allégorique, from Latin allegoricus, from Greek allegorikos (see allegory). Earlier form was allegoric (late 14c.). Related: Allegorically.

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