HyperDic: aphorism

English > 1 sense of the word aphorism:
NOUNcommunicationaphorism, apothegm, apophthegma short / short pithy instructive saying
aphorism > pronunciation
Soundsae'ferih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > aphorism: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA short / short pithy instructive saying.
Synonymsapothegm, apophthegm
Broadermaxim, axiomA saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
Spanishaforismo, apotegma
Catalanaforisme, apotegma
Adjectivesaphoristiccontaining aphorisms or maxims
aphoristicterse and witty and like a maxim
Nounsaphoristsomeone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms
Verbsaphorize, aphorisespeak or write in aphorisms

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