Embellished is a related term of figurative.
As a verb embellished
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".
To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate.
- The old book cover was embellished with golden letters
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Podolski gave Walcott a chance to further embellish
Arsenal's first-half performance when he eluded James Perch and slipped the ball through to the striker.}}
To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.
- to embellish a story, the truth
* See also
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".
Metaphorically so called
With many figures of speech
* J. A. Symonds
- 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.
- They belonged to a nation dedicated to the figurative arts, and they wrote for a public familiar with painted form.
* Said of language, expression, etc.