allegorical allegorical  /ˌæ lə ˈɡɔ rə kəl/


  • (adj) used in or characteristic of or containing allegory


  1. Not that the decorative and allegorical paintings are shallow either.
  2. The outcome of the allegorical battle seemed pre-scripted, if not predestined.
  3. The pessimistic view of human nature and allegorical, theater-of-the-absurd touches bring out the curdled dark side of Kander and Ebb's Broadway pizzazz.


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    MIRA performs at Trinity Episcopal Church: MIRA, a chamber ensemble from Charlottesville that specializes in medieval and renaissance music, will perform masterworks from the 15th and 16th centuries, along with motets bemoaning poverty, the folly and joys of wine and allegorical songs of love.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Staunton News Leader


  1. "A lot of the questions I get are geared at this being Bush's America or Blair's Britain -- and I don't agree with that," McTeigue told me in an @ The Movies interview Thursday. "I think it's an allegorical tale, a cautionary tale. It's about...
    on Mar 17, 2006 By: James McTeigue Source: WISC

  2. "If you believe the part that says 'Go and pluck out your eye,' well, none of us believe that we ought to go pluck out our eye. That obviously is allegorical," Huckabee said. "But the Bible has some messages that nobody really can confuse and...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  3. "It's just such an interesting premise - people trying to fit in. It's almost allegorical," says Campbell, stressing that it's more "science fantasy" than "science fiction."
    on May 31, 2005 By: Billy Campbell Source: MSNBC

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