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ˈprɒv ərbproverb

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. proverbnoun

    A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.

    Synonyms:
    apothegm, adage, saying, saw, paroemia, byword, byspel, maxim, sententia

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. proverb

    The proverb or adage gives homely truth in condensed, practical form, the adage often pictorial. "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick" is a proverb; "The cat loves fish, but dares not wet her feet," is an adage. Both the proverb and the adage, but especially the latter, are thought of as ancient and widely known. An aphorism partakes of the character of a definition; it is a summary statement of what the author sees and believes to be true. An apothegm is a terse statement of what is plain or easily proved. The aphorism is philosophical, the apothegm practical. A dictum is a statement of some person or school, on whom it depends for authority; as, a dictum of Aristotle. A saying is impersonal, current among the common people, deriving its authority from its manifest truth or good sense; as, it is an old saying, "the more haste, the worse speed." A saw is a saying that is old, but somewhat worn and tiresome. Precept is a command to duty; motto or maxim is a brief statement of cherished truth, the maxim being more uniformly and directly practical; "God is love" may be a motto, "Fear God and fear naught," a maxim. The precepts of the Sermon on the Mount will furnish the Christian with invaluable maxims or mottoes. A byword is a phrase or saying used reproachfully or contemptuously.

    Synonyms:
    adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, dictum, maxim, motto, precept, saw, saying, truism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 11 votes

  1. proverb

    Synonyms:
    maxim, apothegm, adage, saw, dictum, by word

    Antonyms:
    essay, dissertation, disquisition, oration, diatribe, yarn

Princeton's WordNet2.6 / 7 votes

  1. proverb, adage, saw, bywordnoun

    a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

    Synonyms:
    adage, saw, power saw, byword, sawing machine

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. proverbnoun

    Synonyms:
    adage, maxim, saying, dictum, saw, aphorism, apothegm, by-word

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. proverbnoun

    Synonyms:
    aphorism, maxim, saw, adage, saying

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "proverb":

    saying, adage

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  1. Chinese Proverb:

    The sheep may become king, but the sheep will always remember the lion. Congolese Proverb

  2. Japanese Proverb:

    Proverb : Fall seven times and stand up eight Meaning :When life knocks you down, stand back up;

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

  4. Proverb:

    Fools repeat the proverb

  5. Simms:

    The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.


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