Synonyms of 'metaphorical'
The ship may be heading for the metaphorical rocks unless a buyer can be found.
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An allegorical story, poem, or painting uses allegory.
the allegorical novel 'The Master and Margarita'
If something, such as an object in a picture, is emblematic of a particular quality or an idea, it symbolically represents the quality or idea.
Dogs are emblematic of faithfulness.
If you use a word or expression in a figurative sense, you use it with a more abstract or imaginative meaning than its ordinary literal one.
both the literal and figurative sense
Thesaurus for metaphorical from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use the word metaphorical to indicate that you are not using words with their ordinary meaning , but are describing something by means of an image or symbol .