What does the word allusive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Suggestive; figurative.

Usage examples for 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 by Pindar
  2. When Austin explained Viviette's meaning to his mother, who had not an allusive habit of mind, she acquiesced placidly. – Viviette by William J. Locke