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as in:  abstract art

She is an abstract painter.
  not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
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abstract abstractly abstractness abstractedness
Abstract has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • She is an abstract painter.
  • The room is decorated with abstract art.
  • It’s just another piece of the puzzle she is. But the more she gives me, the more abstract she gets. It’s like pieces to three different puzzles. You try to put them together but they never fit, and when you force them, the picture comes out all wrong.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • ...a full cotton skirt of a dull blue-green with abstract black swirls and squares on it,
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • ...several rusted metal sculptures—one an abstract, plated mammoth,
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Tally remembered growing up surrounded by Sol’s woodwork, abstract shapes fashioned from fallen branches she would collect from parks as a littlie.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That’s all there is now. My uncle says it was different once. A long time back sometimes pictures said things or even showed people.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • NICK: (Indicating the abstract painting) Who . . . who did the . . . ?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Also there was art everywhere:  abstract paintings on the walls, several ceramic pieces, and two of Wes’s smaller sculptures on display on either side of the fireplace.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • It crawled and the colors were wrong, as jarring as some abstract paintings.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road

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  • Abstract painting is more up my alley.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • They have abstract art earrings, hair arrangements.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • ...the musical wall lit and all the coloured patterns running up and down, but it’s only colour and all abstract.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • On its surface are arranged, seemingly at random, several bright pink objects not unlike those to be found in abstract paintings.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
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Associated words [difficulty]:   abstract [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning, Medicine
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