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Meaning of figuratively by Wiktionary Dictionary

figuratively


    Etymology

    figurative +‎ -ly

    Adverb

    figuratively ( comparative more figuratively, superlative most figuratively )

    1. ( manner ) In a figurative manner.
    2. ( speech act ) Used to indicate that what follows is to be taken as a figure of speech, not literally .

    Antonyms



Explanation of figuratively by Wordnet Dictionary

figuratively


    Adverb
    1. in a figurative sense

    2. figuratively speaking,...