Embellished vs Figurative - What's the difference?

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Embellished is a related term of figurative.


As a verb embellished

is (embellish).

As an adjective figurative is

metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of "cats and dogs" in the phrase "it's raining cats and dogs".

embellished

English

Verb

(head)
  • (embellish)

  • embellish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
  • The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
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  • To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
  • to embellish a story, the truth

    Synonyms

    * adorn * beautify * decorate * deck * grace * ornament * prettify * See also

    figurative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of "cats and dogs" in the phrase "It's raining cats and dogs".
  • * '>citation
  • Metaphorically so called
  • With many figures of speech
  • Emblematic; representative
  • * Hooker
  • This, they will say, was figurative , and served, by God's appointment, but for a time, to shadow out the true glory of a more divine sanctity.
  • * J. A. Symonds
  • They belonged to a nation dedicated to the figurative arts, and they wrote for a public familiar with painted form.

    Usage notes

    * Said of language, expression, etc.

    Antonyms

    * literal

    Derived terms

    * figurativeness * figuratively