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ˈæk si əmax·iom

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. axiom

    Both the axiom and the truism are instantly seen to be true, and need no proof; but in an axiom there is progress of thought, while the truism simply says the same thing over again, or says what is too manifest to need saying. The axiom that "things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another" unfolds in the latter part of the sentence the truth implied in the first part, which might have been overlooked if not stated. In the truism that "a man can do all he is capable of," the former and the latter part of the sentence are simply identical, and the mind is left just where it started. Hence the axiom is valuable and useful, while the truism is weak and flat, unless the form of statement makes it striking or racy, as "all fools are out of their wits." Compare PROVERB.


    absurdity, contradiction, demonstration, nonsense, paradox, sophism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. axiom

    aphorism, truism, apophthegm, maxim

    nonsense, absurdity, soliloquy, absurdness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maxim, axiomnoun

    a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits


  2. axiomnoun

    (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. axiomnoun

    truism, self-evident proposition, intuitive truth, necessary truth

  2. axiomnoun

    postulate, established principle (not of necessity true), proposition commonly received, assumed truth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. axiomnoun

    truism, postulate

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  1. David Axelrod:

    It's that old axiom a Chicago alderman once shared with me: 'The higher a monkey climbs the pole, the more you can see his ass,' the better you do in this process, the more scrutiny you get. It's the price of success.

  2. Lynn White, Jr., "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis", Science V. 155 No. 3767 (10 March 1967), pp. 1203-1207.:

    [W]e shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.

  3. Maxwell Maltz:

    It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.

  4. Aneurin Bevan:

    It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.

  5. Conan Doyle:

    It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

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