What is another word for metaphor?

290 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ m_ˈɛ_t_ə_f_ˌɔː], [ mˈɛtəfˌɔː], [ mˈɛtəfˌɔː]

Synonyms for Metaphor:

comparison (noun) figure of speech (noun) phrase (noun) representation (noun) Other synonyms:

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Quotes for Metaphor:

  1. Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. Bill Bradley.
  2. God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that. Joseph Campbell.
  3. You can't completely control the sport- Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature's own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story. Robert Redford.

Adjectives for Metaphor:

  • ordinary dramatical,
  • im­mensely larger,
  • classic therapeutic,
  • haunting and exotic,
  • hopelessly trite,
  • comfortable and pious,
  • trite double,
  • visual structural,
  • suitably overt,
  • grand cautionary,
  • possibly apt,
  • cruel, stark,
  • anatomical descriptive,
  • far-fetched, abstruse,
  • habitual and dead,
  • naive physical,
  • old and often misleading,
  • succinct and expressive,
  • new sordid,
  • cautionary military,
  • great cosmological,
  • entirely paradoxical,
  • marvelous sexual,
  • principal technological,
  • coloquial,
  • remarkably inept,
  • happier human,
  • rather ripe,
  • simple cause-and-effect,
  • last clever,
  • good and obvious,
  • often misleading,
  • strictly scriptural,
  • apt and striking,
  • strong and sacred,
  • complex sexual,
  • rather opaque,
  • strictly poetic,
  • natural and pleasing,
  • common ancient,
  • magnificent and terrible,
  • particularly apt,
  • own random,
  • immensely larger,
  • historically significant,
  • obvious military,
  • clear political,
  • rather unorthodox,
  • great bloated,
  • dramatical,
  • popular modern,
  • seismological,
  • more pertinent,
  • cause-and-effect,
  • other bloody,
  • scatological,
  • unoriginal,
  • over-arching,
  • infelicitous,
  • more poetic,
  • more emphatic,
  • more flexible,
  • more explicit,
  • interpretative,
  • same basic,
  • more romantic,
  • cautionary,
  • simplistic,
  • cosmological,
  • earthbound,
  • succinct,
  • unalloyed,
  • exact same,
  • more striking,
  • vacuous,
  • more appropriate,
  • all-purpose,
  • anal,
  • worst possible,
  • therapeutic,
  • glum,
  • unorthodox,
  • undersea,
  • implicit,
  • abstruse,
  • cleaner,
  • regrettable,
  • inept,
  • pertinent,
  • wry,
  • geometric,
  • disquieting,
  • resonant,
  • more perfect,
  • tasteless,
  • barbed,
  • tortuous,
  • overt,
  • cryptic,
  • photographic,
  • tasteful,
  • metropolitan,
  • inexhaustible,
  • dormant,
  • explicit,
  • sloppy,
  • optical,
  • mangled,
  • haunting,
  • own private,
  • surgical,
  • bloated,
  • opaque,
  • pungent,
  • maritime,
  • functional,
  • obsolete,
  • prehistoric,
  • symbolic,
  • laborious,
  • aesthetic,
  • acceptable,
  • inverted,
  • maternal,
  • handy,
  • ritual,
  • terminal,
  • archaic,
  • outrageous,
  • sordid,
  • ripe,
  • shocking,
  • flexible,
  • theological,
  • cultural,
  • martial,
  • animated,
  • abstract,
  • gothic,
  • evident,
  • ornamental,
  • mediaeval,
  • frank,
  • ecclesiastical,
  • sorry,
  • celestial,
  • preferred,
  • random,
  • fascinating,
  • dumb,
  • facile,
  • dreary,
  • dramatic,
  • cunning,
  • deeper,
  • pious,
  • stark,
  • egyptian,
  • initial,
  • dainty,
  • funny,
  • specific,
  • net,
  • inevitable,
  • domestic,
  • unique,
  • biggest,
  • comfortable,
  • delightful,
  • traditional,
  • sacred,
  • wooden,
  • cheap,
  • mental,
  • finest,
  • free,
  • rough,
  • plain,
  • occasional,
  • private,
  • proper,
  • possible,
  • cold,
  • wild,
  • soft,
  • deep,
  • good,
  • ordinary,
  • whole,
  • trivial, happy,
  • startlingly apt,
  • interesting and workable,
  • pompously academic,
  • overly apt,
  • wavy, blurry,
  • appropriate oriental,
  • vague culinary,
  • antiquated physical,
  • eminently inappropriate,
  • brilliant and exact,
  • amusingly inappropriate,
  • rationalistic or chemical,
  • commonplace but useful,
  • milder but misleading,
  • uniformly lofty and delicate,
  • uniformly lofty,
  • complimentary or elegant,
  • direct mythical,
  • harsh or far-fetched,
  • fine but paradoxical,
  • usual and sufficiently characteristic,
  • well-worn physiological,
  • easy and apt,
  • fancy or poetical,
  • baseless and bombastic,
  • preposterous and strange,
  • common, unimaginative,
  • extraordinarily harsh,
  • pointedly suggestive,
  • admirably worked-out,
  • less botanical,
  • punchy, unexpected,
  • energetic popular,
  • pleasant introductory,
  • bold and poetical,
  • graphic contemporary,
  • horrid commercial,
  • coarse and terrible,
  • would-be poetical,
  • easy and well-worn,
  • legitimate and intelligible,
  • standard primitive,
  • catachrestical,
  • enough oriental,
  • arbitrary and external,
  • indiscreet and horrid,
  • melodious and original,
  • empty and false,
  • fairly apt,
  • noble and appropriate,
  • admirably accurate,
  • great apostolic,
  • once vivid,
  • favorite poetic,
  • poetical or rhetorical,
  • picturesque and brilliant,
  • somewhat vivid,
  • extremely apt,
  • exceedingly treacherous,
  • terrible sexual,
  • rough popular,
  • physiological and medical,
  • peculiarly fitting,
  • lovely double,
  • sufficiently characteristic,
  • clumsy mechanical,
  • same mythic,
  • anagogical,
  • somewhat tangled,
  • old and outworn,
  • mere pictorial,
  • original and daring,
  • valuable and suggestive,
  • thoroughly vicious,
  • rather mundane,
  • own significant,
  • brutal physical,
  • beautiful and inspiring,
  • striking and brilliant,
  • somewhat daring,
  • old prophetic,
  • powerful psychic,
  • simple, beautiful,
  • strong spiritual,
  • vivid and picturesque,
  • own vivid,
  • bold and beautiful,
  • mere fanciful,
  • natural and obvious,
  • punchy,
  • such mournful,
  • same nervous,
  • strange, beautiful,
  • deadly serious,
  • same military,
  • ill-understood,
  • inapplicable,
  • other splendid,
  • such empty,
  • more fanciful,
  • strong emotional,
  • more expressive,
  • somewhat dangerous,
  • less pleasing,
  • spacial,
  • same familiar,
  • more eloquent,
  • worked-out,
  • such startling,
  • own fine,
  • such rude,
  • merely physical,
  • ornithological,
  • automotive,
  • bibulous,
  • more genuine,
  • perceptual,
  • more fitting,
  • much-abused,
  • more spiritual,
  • mendacious,
  • rabbinical,
  • rationalistic,
  • more usual,
  • baseless,
  • permissible,
  • bookish,
  • outworn,
  • fittest,
  • somewhat different,
  • such poor,
  • colloquial,
  • horticultural,
  • more direct,
  • illustrative,
  • more violent,
  • same general,
  • blurry,
  • more effective,
  • apocalyptic,
  • figurative,
  • prettier,
  • captivating,
  • metaphorical,
  • mythic,
  • unsavory,
  • redundant,
  • quaint old,
  • indiscreet,
  • botanical,
  • burlesque,
  • old, old,
  • complimentary,
  • indecent,
  • introductory,
  • wavy,
  • clearest,
  • ironical,
  • condensed,
  • drastic,
  • descriptive,
  • appealing,
  • illuminating,
  • intelligible,
  • mythological,
  • open-air,
  • disused,
  • consecutive,
  • satirical,
  • cumbersome,
  • more modern,
  • unexplained,
  • objectionable,
  • carnal,
  • breezy,
  • pictorial,
  • constructive,
  • sensory,
  • threadbare,
  • melodious,
  • episcopal,
  • milder,
  • geological,
  • improper,
  • unofficial,
  • resultant,
  • ecstatic,
  • insufficient,
  • pregnant,
  • windy,
  • witty,
  • unaccustomed,
  • inspiring,
  • questionable,
  • serviceable,
  • prophetic,
  • preposterous,
  • merest,
  • runaway,
  • profane,
  • consistent,
  • elusive,
  • mundane,
  • tiresome,
  • worn-out,
  • mythical,
  • arbitrary,
  • idiot,
  • dreamy,
  • cute,
  • systematic,
  • secular,
  • malicious,
  • academic,
  • lame,
  • watery,
  • disturbing,
  • rosy,
  • newest,
  • warlike,
  • eccentric,
  • mournful,
  • hardy,
  • unlucky,
  • conspicuous,
  • psychic,
  • hospital,
  • gracious,
  • technical,
  • criminal,
  • economic,
  • conscious,
  • sparkling,
  • precise,
  • good old,
  • continual,
  • pathetic,
  • contemporary,
  • immortal,
  • treacherous,
  • emotional,
  • attractive,
  • superb,
  • vicious,
  • corresponding,
  • unconscious,
  • imaginary,
  • continuous,
  • delicious,
  • nervous,
  • useless,
  • calm,
  • desperate,
  • subtle,
  • unexpected,
  • hideous,
  • valuable,
  • divine,
  • humble,
  • current,
  • highest,
  • old-fashioned,
  • moral,
  • fierce,
  • awful,
  • serious,
  • genuine,
  • odd,
  • bloody,
  • gentle,
  • complete,
  • immense,
  • excellent,
  • important,
  • sweet,
  • special,
  • less,
  • perpetual harsh,
  • happy and inimitable,
  • domestic victorian,
  • confusingly anthropomorphic,
  • curious agricultural,
  • colorful human,
  • striking visual,
  • bold and unusual,
  • occasionally useful,
  • obvious psychological,
  • more favorite,
  • common oriental,
  • indeed mere,
  • own expressive,
  • whole bizarre,
  • little poetical,
  • purely verbal,
  • rather incongruous,
  • strictly accurate,
  • mere practical,
  • still bolder,
  • mere poetic,
  • entirely false,
  • perfectly valid,
  • strong and beautiful,
  • rather foolish,
  • less painful,
  • venereal,
  • healthier,
  • shakespearean,
  • equestrian,
  • meaty,
  • simplified,
  • unimaginative,
  • dimensional,
  • somewhat similar,
  • coy,
  • anatomical,
  • unbounded,
  • bolder,
  • incoherent,
  • unintelligible,
  • ready-made,
  • resplendent,
  • floral,
  • valid,
  • ministerial,
  • inimitable,
  • emphatic,
  • realistic,
  • whimsical,
  • lengthy,
  • mathematical,
  • victorian,
  • stale,
  • lousy,
  • monotonous,
  • humorous,
  • psychological,
  • parallel,
  • pleasing,
  • classical,
  • deliberate,
  • exotic,
  • naval,
  • bizarre,
  • strongest,
  • jewish,
  • impossible,
  • painful,
  • external,
  • exact,
  • basic,
  • angry,
  • practical,
  • direct,
  • miserable,
  • larger,
  • splendid,
  • damned,
  • late,
  • tall,
  • regular,
  • terrible,
  • nakedly technological,
  • epigrammatic or delicate,
  • circumstructural,
  • immortal parliamentary,
  • grim, tremendous,
  • frigid and artificial,
  • striking and lofty,
  • fluent and florid,
  • dangerous, bad,
  • intensely energetic,
  • homely rustic,
  • mere rhetorical,
  • extremely useful,
  • new and striking,
  • often-repeated,
  • epigrammatic,
  • workable,
  • more complex,
  • medicinal,
  • grammatical,
  • tenuous,
  • meaningful,
  • fluent,
  • subconscious,
  • apostolic,
  • inflated,
  • irrelevant,
  • tawdry,
  • instructive,
  • structural,
  • physiological,
  • happier,
  • metaphysical,
  • parliamentary,
  • lunar,
  • kindred,
  • willing,
  • trivial,
  • verbal,
  • compact,
  • tragic,
  • energetic,
  • sentimental,
  • habitual,
  • passionate,
  • awkward,
  • venerable,
  • absurd,
  • harmless,
  • vulgar,
  • ultimate,
  • capital,
  • horrid,
  • quaint,
  • graceful,
  • complex,
  • artificial,
  • neat,
  • extreme,
  • loose,
  • charming,
  • bald,
  • extraordinary,
  • primitive,
  • foreign,
  • stupid,
  • brief,
  • further,
  • rich,
  • new,
  • high,
  • poor,
  • ubiquitous, specious,
  • fanciful physical,
  • singular italian,
  • somewhat trite,
  • single false,
  • such horrible,
  • anthropomorphic,
  • two-fold,
  • jocular,
  • paradoxical,
  • platonic,
  • misleading,
  • allegorical,
  • specious,
  • intangible,
  • buddhist,
  • more powerful,
  • compelling,
  • technological,
  • ubiquitous,
  • decorative,
  • offensive,
  • mystical,
  • commonplace,
  • amusing,
  • potent,
  • organic,
  • finer,
  • legitimate,
  • careless,
  • transparent,
  • icy,
  • foul,
  • characteristic,
  • effective,
  • ideal,
  • exquisite,
  • mad,
  • professional,
  • animal,
  • total,
  • cruel,
  • italian,
  • horrible,
  • magnificent,
  • secret,
  • final,
  • bright,
  • general,
  • old,
  • undeniable and irreducible,
  • powerful literary,
  • singularly bold,
  • less flattering,
  • somewhat violent,
  • own savage,
  • inexact,
  • irreducible,
  • compound,
  • spatial,
  • illogical,
  • tartar,
  • undeniable,
  • suggestive,
  • frigid,
  • architectural,
  • biological,
  • unnatural,
  • vigorous,
  • material,
  • lofty,
  • scientific,
  • singular,
  • obvious,
  • savage,
  • clever,
  • dreadful,
  • religious,
  • remarkable,
  • noble,
  • main,
  • grand,
  • bizarre human,
  • more awesome,
  • more apt,
  • florid,
  • ironic,
  • primal,
  • awesome,
  • inadequate,
  • simpler,
  • imaginative,
  • memorable,
  • tangled,
  • chemical,
  • gross,
  • significant,
  • sublime,
  • romantic,
  • obscure,
  • foolish,
  • native,
  • curious,
  • fair,
  • dead,
  • present,
  • best,
  • rather violent,
  • rhetorical,
  • fanciful,
  • startling,
  • ingenious,
  • eastern,
  • mechanical,
  • conventional,
  • unhappy,
  • tremendous,
  • spiritual,
  • dangerous,
  • wonderful,
  • bombastic,
  • elliptical,
  • culinary,
  • inanimate,
  • incongruous,
  • flattering,
  • fundamental,
  • idle,
  • commercial,
  • unfortunate,
  • political,
  • clear,
  • true,
  • intoxicated,
  • scriptural,
  • baffling,
  • agricultural,
  • colorful,
  • ridiculous,
  • fancy,
  • pure,
  • modern,
  • disgusting,
  • rustic,
  • frequent,
  • well-known,
  • central,
  • delicate,
  • personal,
  • famous,
  • usual,
  • felicitous,
  • eloquent,
  • musical,
  • decent,
  • grim,
  • happy,
  • double,
  • doubtful,
  • daring,
  • correct,
  • literary,
  • rude,
  • far-fetched,
  • expressive,
  • fitting,
  • suitable,
  • coarse,
  • elegant,
  • popular,
  • previous,
  • empty,
  • inappropriate,
  • medical,
  • legal,
  • unusual,
  • well-worn,
  • biblical,
  • convenient,
  • classic,
  • harsh,
  • similar,
  • strange,
  • ancient,
  • accurate,
  • powerful,
  • useful,
  • visual,
  • nautical,
  • sexual,
  • clumsy,
  • natural,
  • former,
  • trite,
  • picturesque,
  • brilliant,
  • hackneyed,
  • easy,
  • different,
  • original,
  • single,
  • simple,
  • fine,
  • appropriate,
  • violent,
  • favorite,
  • false,
  • extravagant,
  • strong,
  • interesting,
  • particular,
  • human,
  • wrong,
  • oriental,
  • poetical,
  • striking,
  • military,
  • physical,
  • common,
  • familiar,
  • perfect,
  • bold,
  • vivid,
  • poetic,
  • bad,
  • apt,
  • beautiful,
  • mere.
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