figuratively meaning


    Definition of figuratively in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore figurativelySUPmost figurativelySUF-ly
    1. (manner) In a figurative manner.
      1. (speech act) Used to indicate that what follows is to be taken as a figure of speech, not literally.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The suaku (literally "mountain tortoise" and figuratively "country bumpkin") sports a beer belly, fake brand-name apparel and oil-slick hair.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Manner adverbs
            • Sentence adverbs
              • Speech-act adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en figurative
            2. fr figurative
            3. en figurately
            4. fr figuratives
            5. en curatively
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of figuratively for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "figuratively" is an adverb, more specifically, a manner adverb and a sentence adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
            Difficultness: Level 4
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 1
            Definite    ➨     Versatile