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allusive

[ uh-loo-siv ]
/ əˈlu sɪv /
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adjective
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by allusions.
Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.

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Origin of allusive

First recorded in 1595–1605; allus(ion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for allusive

allusive
/ (əˈluːsɪv) /

adjective
containing or full of allusions

Derived forms of allusive

allusively, adverballusiveness, noun
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