- having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by allusions.
- Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
Origin of allusive
Examples from the Web for allusiveness
Historical Examples of allusiveness
Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness?The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
She had behind her garishness a gift for sympathy and a keen intuition, delicacy, and allusiveness.The Weavers, Complete
Luckily, their allusiveness escaped her; she knew nothing of the diversions of the ancient gods.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
They, also, were frightened by the mystery and allusiveness of the tales, and had an apprehension that they would not be popular.The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete
- containing or full of allusions