metaphoricity

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metaphoric +‎ -ity

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metaphoricity (usually uncountable, plural metaphoricities)

  1. The quality of being metaphorical.
    • 1999, Preface to Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
      Just as metaphors lose their metaphoricity as they congeal through time into concepts, so subversive performances always run the risk of becoming deadening cliches through their repetition and, most importantly, through their repetition within commodity culture where subversion carries market value.

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