Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 11/29/19

Aphorism (noun)
aphorism [ af-uh-riz-uh?m ]


noun
1. a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton).

OTHER WORDS FROM APHORISM
aph·o·ris·mic, aph·o·ris·mat·ic [af-uh-riz-mat-ik] , adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH APHORISM
adage, apothegm, axiom, maxim, proverb

WORDS RELATED TO APHORISM
proverb, adage, dictum, axiom, maxim, saying, truism, apothegm, rule, precept, moral, saw

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Origin: 1520–30; French aphorisme < Late Latin aphorismus < Greek aphorismós definition, equivalent to aphor(ízein) to define (see aphorize) + -ismos -ism

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