Aesopian[ē sōp′ē ən]
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- of Aesop or characteristic of his fables
- concealing real purposes or intentions; dissembling: Aesopian language
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- Relating to or characteristic of the animal fables of Aesop.
- Using or having ambiguous or allegorical meanings, especially to elude political censorship: “They could express their views only in a diluted form, resorting to Aesopian hints and allusions” (Isaac Deutscher).