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allusive

al·lu·sive

allusive

 
 
pronunciation:
lu sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: referring to something implied or inferred; containing an allusion.
definition 2: abounding in or characterized by allusions.
A knowledge of Shakespeare's plays and other major works of English literature is almost a requirement if one is to enjoy this allusive novel.
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derivations: allusively (adv.), allusiveness (n.)
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