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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aphoristic mean? 

APHORISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective APHORISTIC has 2 senses:

1. containing aphorisms or maxims
2. terse and witty and like a maxim

  Familiarity information: APHORISTIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

APHORISTIC (adjective)

Sense 1aphoristic [BACK TO TOP]


Containing aphorisms or maxims

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


aphoristic; axiomatic

Context example:

axiomatic wisdom

Sense 2aphoristic [BACK TO TOP]


Terse and witty and like a maxim


epigrammatic; aphoristic; apothegmatic

Context example:

much given to apothegmatic instruction


concise (expressing much in few words)

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