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Meaning of APHORISTIC

Pronunciation:  `afu'ristik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
  2. [adj]  containing aphorisms or maxims; "axiomatic wisdom"
 

APHORISTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: apothegmatic, axiomatic, concise, epigrammatic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Aph`o*ris"tic\, Aphoristical \Aph`o*ris"tic*al\, a.
[Gr. ?.]
In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form
of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style.

      The method of the book is aphoristic.    --De Quincey.

 
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 Related Terms: abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, axiomatic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, elliptic, epigrammatic, formulaic, formulistic, gnomic, laconic, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, proverbial, pruned, pungent, reserved, sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, Spartan, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, truncated
 

 

 

 

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