- having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by allusions.
- Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
Origin of allusive
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Examples from the Web for allusively
Why, he exclaimed, allusively to its lustrous brilliance, it laughs at you.The Confessions of a Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
The old mythology, when it was kept, was used allegorically and allusively.Romance
He was between them as an awesome presence, never mentioned otherwise than allusively.The Letter of the Contract
"Certain people have money in the bank themselves," said Master Andres allusively.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
She rose with an air of dismissing the subject, though she continued to speak of it allusively.The High Heart
- containing or full of allusions
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Word Origin and History for allusively
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