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Definitions and Synonyms of emblematic | Another word for emblematic | What is emblematic?

Definition 1: serving as a visible symbol for something abstract - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where emblematic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crown is emblematic of royalty
  • the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish

Synonyms for emblematic in the sense of this definition

(emblematic is similar to ...) standing for something else

"the bald eagle is representative of the United States"

Definition 2: being or serving as an illustration of a type - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where emblematic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
  • an action exemplary of his conduct

Synonyms for emblematic in the sense of this definition

(emblematic is similar to ...) exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"a typical American girl" "a typical suburban community" "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year" "a painting typical of the Impressionist school" "a typical romantic poem" "a typical case of arteritis"

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