What is another word for effigy?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛfɪd͡ʒi] (IPA)

Effigy refers to a sculpture or model that represents a person or an idea. Though effigy is a common term, there are various synonyms that can be used to convey the same meaning. Examples of these synonyms include statue, figurine, image, representation, puppet, and model. Each of these words can be used depending on the context of the sentence or the situation being described. A statue or figurine, for instance, is a three-dimensional representation that is usually made of stone, wood, or metal. On the other hand, a puppet is a movable model that is controlled by strings or hands.

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    • Noun, singular or mass

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What are the opposite words for effigy?

Effigy is a representation of a person or object, usually made of wood, stone, or metal, and used for various purposes such as religious rituals, protests, or celebrations. Antonyms for the word effigy are real, alive, animate, and lively. Real and alive suggest that something is actual and exists in reality, whereas an effigy is just a symbolic representation. Animate and lively imply that something is full of life, energy, and vitality, whereas an effigy has no life or energy of its own. Effigies are often used to create a symbolic presence of something or someone, while their antonyms represent the opposite - a true, vibrant existence.

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Usage examples for Effigy

Tradition asserts that he loved a lady whom her husband's jealousy kept a prisoner there, and whom he could only see at her window; and that he avenged his love by placing himself in effigy where his glance could always dwell upon her.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Edmonds says:-"The hobby horse, or effigy of a horse, is, at this festival of the moon, dipped in a pool of water, and, for the same reason perhaps, that a similar figure was, in Ireland, passed through fire at the festival of the sun; to preserve the cattle from death and disease."
G. E. Mitton
Not that she hesitated at all now; she had only to think of how it might have read in the paper: "At Saint So-and-So's, on such and such a date, by a Reverend Statue, assisted by another Reverend effigy, a Tanagra Figure, to a trodden-on Painting by Billy Izzard," etc.
"The Story of Louie"
Oliver Onions

Famous quotes with Effigy

  • I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.
    Susan B. Anthony
  • In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
    Emanuel Swedenborg
  • We receive data through five portals, five windows; the house of human consciousness has but five windows. Do you imagine that we will ever perceive all through these five windows? Do you imagine that that which is most important can ever be seen? How do you describe the most important things that have ever happened to you? The moment you knew you loved her: Can you reassemble that magnetic pull with the Lego of light and language? The moment you heard he’d died—can you define it, calcify it, crystallize it, make it live again, or is it at best a kind of taxidermy that language can provide? A stuffed dead effigy with cold unseeing eyes. And Jupiter revolves. And the moon watches, the moon you saw as a child, the moon that hung in the sky when Christ was crucified, the crescent moon, like a tear in heaven as the Prophet heard Allah.
    Russell Brand
  • I sometimes think, with a sad delight, that if one day, in a future I no longer belong to, these sentences, that I write, last with praise, I will at last have the people who understand me, those mine, the true family to be born in and be loved. [...] I will only be understood in effigy, when affection no longer repays the dead the unaffection that was, when living.
    Fernando Pessoa
  • Staff and effigy of the animal which by shedding its skin is a sign of renewal — the symbol of medicine.
    Marianne Moore

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