- 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.”
Origin of Aesopian
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Historical Examples of aesopian
To sum up the characteristics of the Aesopian fable, it is artless, simple and transparent.
It is the Aesopian type that Aristotle has in view when he treats of the fable as a branch of rhetoric, not of poetry.
In it the Aesopian fable received a development which was in several respects quite original.