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Aphorism Definition in Context from 601 Words

Aphorism definition in real context about philosophy from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with synonyms and illustrations. Learn the word, aphorism, in authentic context with images.

/ˈæf.ə.rɪ.zəm/ (noun)

Aphorism definition

a short and witty comment or saying that carries some truth, witticism, truism, epigram, axiom, proverb, dictum, saying, precept, maxim, adage, moral


An aphorism is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. They are often handed down by tradition from generation to generation. The concept is generally distinct from those of an adage, chiasmus, epigram, maxim (legal or philosophical), principle, proverb, and saying; although some of these concepts may be construed as types of aphorism.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: aphoristic

Adverb: aphoristically

Noun: aphorist

Verb: aphorize

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