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1. aphorism

noun. ['ˈæfɝˌɪzəm'] a short pithy instructive saying.

Synonyms

  • apophthegm
  • apothegm
  • maxim

Etymology

  • aphorisme (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • aphorismus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Aphorism

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Example sentences of the word aphorism


1. Noun, singular or mass
One type of expression that does function on its own as a sentence is the aphorism.

Quotes containing the word aphorism


1. Rationalize [10w] Man needs an apt aphorism to rationalize his ruthless actions.
- Beryl Dov

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