Talk:figurative

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Poccil 01:51, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)

2nd def - what does it mean?[edit]

'Metaphorically so called'. How does it difer from the first definition, provided it's meant to be an adjective? (Both the translations for this sense say 'Adverb' on their pages.)

I am pleased...[edit]

that wiktionary has not assigned 'figural' (meaning an artistic representation of a human figure) as a synonym for figurative. Many educated art lovers use it this way, and it is wrong. "His art has improved a lot since he took life drawing classes." "Really? I thought he was already good at figurative art." Retch. Other (lesser) dictionaries online have included this barbarism, never do that, please. 24.27.31.170 05:39, 23 October 2011 (UTC) Eric