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effigy

ef·fi·gy

effigy

 
 
pronunciation:
e f ji
phrases:
in effigy
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: effigies
definition 1: a likeness of a person, usu. sculpted, as on a tomb.
In the chapel, we viewed a marble effigy of the queen with her hands folded in prayer.
similar words:
figure, figurine, icon, image, likeness, representation, sculpture, statue
definition 2: a constructed figure that represents a hated or despised person and that is often burned or hanged to express public condemnation of the person.
The enraged citizens hung an effigy of the mayor and set it on fire.
similar words:
dummy, figure, likeness, replica, representation, straw man
phrase: in effigy
Word Parts
The word effigy contains the following part:
fig Latin root that means form