Allusive vs Allude - What's the difference?

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Allude is a related term of allusive.

Allusive is a derived term of allude.


As a adjective allusive

is containing or making use of indirect references or hints.

As a verb allude is

to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

allusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Containing or making use of indirect references or hints.
  • His speech was allusive .

    Derived terms

    * allusively * allusiveness

    allude

    English

    Verb

    (allud)
  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}

    Synonyms

    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion

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