having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by allusions.
Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
Related formsal·lu·sive·ly, adverbal·lu·sive·ness, nounun·al·lu·sive, adjectiveun·al·lu·sive·ly, adverbun·al·lu·sive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for allusiveness
Historical Examples of allusiveness
Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness?
She had behind her garishness a gift for sympathy and a keen intuition, delicacy, and allusiveness.
Luckily, their allusiveness escaped her; she knew nothing of the diversions of the ancient gods.
They, also, were frightened by the mystery and allusiveness of the tales, and had an apprehension that they would not be popular.
British Dictionary definitions for allusiveness
Derived Formsallusively, adverballusiveness, noun
containing or full of allusions
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Word Origin and History for allusiveness
c.1600, from Latin allus-, past participle stem of alludere (see allude) + -ive. Related: Allusively; allusiveness.
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