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Synonyms for saying
ˈseɪ ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saying, expression, locution(noun)

    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

    "pardon the expression"

    formulation, facial expression, expression, construction, look, locution, manifestation, reflexion, grammatical construction, verbal expression, verbalism, face, formula, aspect, reflection


  1. saying(noun)

    proverb, saw, maxim

  2. saying(noun)

    A proverb or maxim; something often said.

    maxim, saw, proverb

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. saying

    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.

    adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, dictum, maxim, motto, precept, proverb, saw, truism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. saying

    assertion, maxim, saw, dictum, declaration, speech, byword, proverb, aphorism, apothegm

    dissertation, disquisition, essay, ratiocination, rigmarole, yarn, circumlocution

Editors Contribution

  1. quote

    someone's quote; what someone is dialoguing.

    her saying is well-known throughout history.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 15, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. saying(n.)

    expression, observation, remark, declaration, statement

  2. saying(n.)

    proverb, saw, maxim, aphorism, adage, apothegm, dictum, by-word, sententious precept

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. saying(n)

    utterance, declaration, statement, pronunciation, mention, assertion, affirmation, citation, averment, asseveration, alleging, recital, rehearsal

  2. saying(n)

    maxim, saw, proverb, apothegm, aphorism, adage, dictum, precept, axiom, motto, quotation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    say, proverb, tell, telling, stating, affirming, adage, claiming, arguing

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How to use saying in a sentence?

  1. Mark Esper:

    I didn't see one with regard to four embassies, what I'm saying is, I share the President's view that probably -- my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies.

  2. President Eric Barron:

    It should not go without saying that hazing and dangerous drinking are not permitted by the university and the university takes appropriate actions to education students about these issues and hold them accountable whenever it learns of such wrongdoing.

  3. Gabriel Obiang Lima:

    Under no circumstances are we going to be apologizing, anybody out of the continent saying we should not develop those fields, that is criminal. It is very unfair.

  4. Alexis Loera:

    If someone calls you cute, that's their opinion. If you tell them they're wrong, then you're also saying their opinion is wrong, but opinions can't be wrong.

  5. Katie Packer:

    On the Confederate flag issue, he wanted to be out early making a strong statement — saying this is the right thing to do, irregardless of the South Carolina primary, he sees an opportunity for himself to be the voice of reason in the chaos.

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