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Synonyms for proverb
ˈprɒv ərbproverb

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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. proverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. proverbnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. proverbnoun

    Synonyms:
    aphorism, maxim, saw, adage, saying

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "proverb":

    saying, adage

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How to use proverb in a sentence?

  1. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

  2. Proverb:

    When the fool is told a proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him.

  3. Lamentations 325:

    The lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.N.B. From this quote is derived the proverb, Good things come to those who wait.

  4. D. March:

    Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A woman can never prove her argument right with a wiseman’s proverb so she has to take the support of a wicked person’s thought only to bolster her belligerent point.

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