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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 ?
And the following, recast in a less allusive and conversational manner, is the story that he told.
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.
Bouchra El Mouali se revolte contre elle-meme a travers une ecriture translucide, fragile, semblable a des haikus, allusive et melodique.
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.
Virtually inventing the college rock radio format, they set out from Athens, Georgia, with an intoxicating blend - stirringly original compositions and arrangements, great influential guitar riffs and allusive yet compelling lyrics.
These are becoming more and more common than the allusive intelligent person sightings.
This is only book one, so the discoveries may be marginal, incomplete and, at times, allusive.
The doc's inspired concept is balanced not by an easily delineated "plot" trajectory but by the stories a handful of Beiruti subjects want to share -- sometimes compelling or amusing, occasionally allusive.
These might have been redeemed by some witty, allusive or even varied music but Nyman's musical palette was a drab one of few chords, plodding rhythms and little dynamic range.
She reportedly did not directly mention the king but allegedly made an allusive use of the words "yellow" and "blue", the traditional colours of the monarchy.
Readers of lay Wright's poetry know him as a relentlessly allusive and idiosyncratic mythmaker who is always playing more games than one.