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Aphoristic

adjective
1.
Containing aphorisms or maxims.  Synonym: axiomatic.
2.
Terse and witty and like a maxim.  Synonyms: apothegmatic, epigrammatic.






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"Aphoristic" Quotes from Famous Books



... the aphoristic proverbs of the people to the aphoristic maxims of the wise, a deep distinction and contrast confront us. These, so far from being evasions of effort or substitutes for thought, are direct stimulants ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XI., February, 1863, No. LXIV. • Various



Words linked to "Aphoristic" :   axiomatic, epigrammatic, concise, aphorism



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