Definition of allegorist in English:

allegorist

noun

  • See allegory

    • ‘The Christian allegorists, recharging the remaindered Pagan symbols, hope to exorcise the residual energies of the pagan world.’
    • ‘He begins by noting that the Renaissance humanists fell into two groups: the philologists who believed that value lay in the original meaning of words, and the allegorists for whom truths lay beneath the veil of art.’
    • ‘Kafka wrongly gets posited as a political or humanitarian allegorist, when his stories are rather personal series of images and processes that cannot be conclusively unlocked.’
    • ‘Allegorical imagery is appropriated imagery; the allegorist does not invent images but confiscates them.’
    • ‘His narratives usually lend themselves to rich allegorical readings, and Tsui can be a very skilful allegorist when he wants to be.’

Pronunciation

allegorist

/ˈalɪɡərɪst/