adjective Also graph·i·cal.
Origin of graphic
Synonyms for graphic
Related Words for graphictelling, concrete, stirring, striking, colorful, compelling, comprehensible, convincing, definite, descriptive, detailed, distinct, eloquent, expressive, figurative, forcible, illustrative, incisive, intelligible, lively
Examples from the Web for graphic
Contemporary Examples of graphic
Most of it is taken up by a graphic inviting the visitor to participate in the 2016 online presidential straw poll.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?
January 7, 2015
Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.Why My Norovirus Panic Makes Me Sick
January 5, 2015
Detainees were described, in graphic detail, being rectally fed against their will.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
December 9, 2014
For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
His work also provides a graphic account of injured females who were assaulted by marauding “gangs” of Adélie males.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of graphic
It will enable me to judge of your powers of graphic description.Cleo The Magnificent
After scoring over my calmness in this graphic way he nodded wisely.The Secret Sharer
And I discovered in his speeches that this man of books could be graphic and picturesque.The Arrow of Gold
This, rather than the imaginative power, it was that made his descriptions so graphic.
It was a first night, and he was taking sketches for The Graphic.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
Word Origin for graphic
"vivid," 1570s (implied in graphically), from Latin graphicus "picturesque," from Greek graphikos "of or for writing, belonging to drawing, picturesque," from graphe "writing, drawing," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "of or pertaining to drawing" is from 1756. Related: Graphically. Graphic design is attested by 1956. Graphic equalizer is from 1969.