Aesopic



of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables:
a story that points an Aesopian moral.
conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate’s Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathizer.”.
Historical Examples

A fable is again introduced which is of a pronounced aesopic cast.
Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama Walter W. Greg

It comes nearest to the aesopic fable and its eastern origins or parallels.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2 Various

adj.

1927, in reference to Soviet literary censorship: “obscure or ambiguous writing, often allegorical, which disguises dissent,” from Aesop + -ic. The term (Russian ezopovskii, 1875) arose under the Tsars and the style was used by Russian communists. Once they took power the word was applied by them as a charge against their own dissidents.

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  • Aesopian

    of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral. conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate’s Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathizer.”. Historical Examples It is the Aesopian type that Aristotle has in view when he […]

  • Aesthesia

    . capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity. noun the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity noun a US spelling of aesthesia aesthesia aes·the·sia or es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. The ability to feel or perceive. esthesia es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. Variant of aesthesia.



  • Aesthesio-

    aesthesio- aesthesio- pref. Variant of esthesio-.

  • Aesthesiodic

    aesthesiodic aesthesiodic aes·the·si·od·ic or es·the·si·od·ic (ěs-thē’zē-ŏd’ĭk) adj. Conveying sensory impressions.



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