Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

Aesopian

[ee-soh-pee-uh n, ee-sop-ee-] /iˈsoʊ pi ən, iˈsɒp i-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables:
a story that points an Aesopian moral.
2.
conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate's Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathizer.”.
Also, Aesopic
[ee-sop-ik] /iˈsɒp ɪk/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of Aesopian
1870-1875
1870-75; < Late Latin Aesōpi(us) + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Aesopian
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Nearby words for aesopian

Word Value for Aesopian

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends