having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by .
Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
She rose with an air of dismissing the subject, though she continued to speak of it allusively.
The High Heart Basil King
Why, he exclaimed, allusively to its lustrous brilliance, it laughs at you.
The Confessions of a Collector William Carew Hazlitt
“Certain people have money in the bank themselves,” said Master Andres allusively.
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
The old mythology, when it was kept, was used allegorically and allusively.
Romance Walter Raleigh
He was between them as an awesome presence, never mentioned otherwise than allusively.
The Letter of the Contract Basil King
containing or full of allusions
c.1600, from Latin allus-, past participle stem of alludere (see allude) + -ive. Related: Allusively; allusiveness.
having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by . Obsolete. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative. Historical Examples She had behind her garishness a gift for sympathy and a keen intuition, delicacy, and allusiveness. The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker Why even did he not continue his disquisition on the philosophic value of allusiveness? […]
a deposit of sand, mud, etc., formed by flowing water. the sedimentary matter deposited thus within recent times, especially in the valleys of large rivers. Historical Examples The source of the elements which compose the Pampean alluvia is very uncertain. The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis It was only in the extra-glacial tracts that alluvia of […]
of or relating to . alluvial soil. Australia. gold-bearing alluvial soil. Contemporary Examples The ground was fertile, with alluvial, or unconsolidated, soil. Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey December 9, 2014 Historical Examples There is no alluvial soil, or bottoms along the streams, or grass in the forests. A New Guide for Emigrants to […]