[ ee-soh-pee-uh n, ee-sop-ee- ]
/ iˈsoʊ pi ən, iˈsɒp i- /
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.”
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Also Ae·sop·ic [ee-sop-ik] /iˈsɒp ɪk/.
Origin of Aesopian
1870–75; < Late Latin Aesōpi(us) + -an
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Example sentences from the Web for aesopic
It comes nearest to the Aesopic fable and its eastern origins or parallels.
A fable is again introduced which is of a pronounced Aesopic cast.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg