[ee-soh-pee-uh n, ee-sop-ee-]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral.
- 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 Ae·sop·ic [ee-sop-ik] /iˈsɒp ɪk/.
Origin of Aesopian
1870–75; < Late Latin Aesōpi(us) + -an
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Examples from the Web for aesopian
To sum up the characteristics of the Aesopian fable, it is artless, simple and transparent.
In it the Aesopian fable received a development which was in several respects quite original.
It is the Aesopian type that Aristotle has in view when he treats of the fable as a branch of rhetoric, not of poetry.