Aesopian[ē sōp′ē ən]
Aesopian definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- of Aesop or characteristic of his fables
- concealing real purposes or intentions; dissembling: Aesopian language
Aesopian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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).