Part of speech: adjective

Suggestive; figurative.

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Usage examples "allusive":

  1. And although it may reasonably be supposed that the chief of these will be already known to most readers of Pindar, yet so profusely allusive is this poet that to understand his allusions will very often require knowledge which would not have been derived from a study of the more commonly read Hellenic writers. - "The Extant Odes of Pindar", Pindar.
  2. When Austin explained Viviette's meaning to his mother, who had not an allusive habit of mind, she acquiesced placidly. - "Viviette", William J. Locke.