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1. One who uses symbols or symbolism.
a. One who interprets or represents conditions or truths by the use of symbols or symbolism.
b. often Symbolist Any of a group of chiefly French writers and artists of the late 1800s who rejected realism and used symbols to evoke ideas and emotions.
1. Of or relating to symbolism.
2. often Symbolist Of or relating to the Symbolists.

sym′bol·is′tic adj.
sym′bol·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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In the first category symbolistic art has a far better chance than it has when enclosed in a gold frame and hung in a conventional exhibition cheek by jowl with more contemplative works.
Set in a surrealistic environment that includes a psychotherapist's office surrounded by symbolistic wreckage (designed by Juan Carlos Malpeli), the two-act play moves back and forth in time from 1974 (the day President Nixon resigns from office) to 1963 (the day President Kennedy was assassinated).
allegory on a broad front that acknowledges the symbolistic in all