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al·lu·sive

 (ə-lo͞o′sĭv)
adj.
Containing or characterized by indirect references: an allusive speech.

al·lu′sive·ly adv.
al·lu′sive·ness n.

allusive

(əˈluːsɪv)
adj
containing or full of allusions
alˈlusively adv
alˈlusiveness n

al•lu•sive

(əˈlu sɪv)

adj.
containing or given to allusions.
[1595–1605]
al•lu′sive•ly, adv.
al•lu′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.allusive - characterized by indirect references; "allusive speech is characterized by allusions"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"

allusive

adjective
Tending to bring a memory, mood, or image, for example, subtly or indirectly to mind:
Translations

allusive

[əˈluːsɪv] ADJlleno de alusiones, lleno de referencias

allusive

[əˈluːsɪv] adjallusif/ive

allusive

adjvoller Anspielungen

allusive

[əˈluːsɪv] adjallusivo/a, pieno/a di allusioni (Literature) → pieno/a di riferimenti
References in classic literature ?
Hesiod's diction is in the main Homeric, but one of his charms is the use of quaint allusive phrases derived, perhaps, from a pre- Hesiodic peasant poetry: thus the season when Boreas blows is the time when `the Boneless One gnaws his foot by his fireless hearth in his cheerless house'; to cut one's nails is `to sever the withered from the quick upon that which has five branches'; similarly the burglar is the `day-sleeper', and the serpent is the `hairless one'.
Mr Verloc was not a well-read person; his range of allusive phrases was limited, but there was a peculiar aptness in circumstances which made him think of rats leaving a doomed ship.
And the following, recast in a less allusive and conversational manner, is the story that he told.
the department were falling short of their responsibilities and therefore the goals behind such bodies remained allusive to be availed by the poor he noted and said it should be taken an obligation and the officials should devote themselves.
At times allusive and meta-cognitive, at others mostly narrative, the poems collected in Noon until Night are always reflective, a procession of angled glimpses at the thing, or things, called living.
Joyce's final work is, of course, infamous for its difficulty, its singular use of language, its iconoclastic structure, and its densely allusive text.
Contract awarded for The object of the service procurement agreement is the design of a street theater play allusive to the conservation of nature and biodiversity of the project implementation territory using the iberian lynx as a flag species.
Cooly calibrated melancholy and no-holds-barred lyrics (by Berninger and his wife) tie the album's allusive mood and disquieting imagery together.
Moving beyond Deleuze's notorious reversal of Platonism, he focuses on his readings of the Stoics, Aristotle, and Epicurus, teasing out the often allusive and oblique references to them.
Bouchra El Mouali se revolte contre elle-meme a travers une ecriture translucide, fragile, semblable a des haikus, allusive et melodique.
Schow has a witty, allusive style that will delight readers who realize that knowing the principles of story worlds can save lives.
And his poetry was equally hard work too - intellectually dense and allusive, the sort of stuff you would have to mug up on for years.