Word of the DayThursday, August 04, 2011
\ee-SOH-pee-uhn\ , adjective;
Conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like.
Pertaining to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables.
It is often argued that Aesopian language has been used to communicate sensitive policy issues in the USSR.
-- William Thomas Lee, Richard Felix Staar, Soviet Military Policy Since World War II
Aesopian gets this general sense from its original meaning as a reference to the inferential nature of Aesop's fables.
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