nonfigurative

(redirected from nonfiguratively)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

nonfigurative

(ˌnɒnˈfɪɡərətɪv)
adj
1. (Linguistics) (of language) not figurative; literal
2. (Art Terms) (of art) not representing actual or natural objects or realities; abstract
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonfigurative - not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of naturenonfigurative - not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature; "a large abstract painting"
nonrepresentational - of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Or experiment with depicting more complex emotional states nonfiguratively: a moment of anger and disappointment@ a feeling of happiness.