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APHORISTIC

 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)


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Meaning:

Containing aphorisms or maxims

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

aphoristic; axiomatic

Context example:

axiomatic wisdom


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Meaning:

Terse and witty and like a maxim

Synonyms:

epigrammatic; aphoristic; apothegmatic

Context example:

much given to apothegmatic instruction

Similar:

concise (expressing much in few words)


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