- aphoristic (adj.) 1753, from Gk. aphoristikos (see APHORISM (Cf. aphorism)). Aphoristically is from 1650s.
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Aphoristic — Aph o*ris tic, Aphoristical Aph o*ris tic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style. [1913 Webster] The method of the book is aphoristic. De Quincey.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aphoristic — index axiomatic, brief, compact (pithy), proverbial, sententious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
aphoristic — [af΄ə ris′tik] adj. 1. of or like an aphorism 2. full of or using aphorisms aphoristically adv … English World dictionary
aphoristic — aphoristically, adv. /af euh ris tik/, adj. 1. of, like, or containing aphorisms: His sermons were richly aphoristic. 2. given to making or quoting aphorisms. [1745 55; < Gk aphoristikós. See APHORIST, IC] * * * … Universalium
aphoristic — /æfəˈrɪstɪk/ (say afuh ristik) adjective 1. of, like, or containing aphorisms: his sermons were always richly aphoristic. 2. given to making or quoting aphorisms. –aphoristically, adverb … Australian English dictionary
aphoristic — aphorism ► NOUN ▪ a concise witty remark which contains a general truth. DERIVATIVES aphoristic adjective. ORIGIN Greek aphorismos definition … English terms dictionary
aphoristic — adjective see aphorism … New Collegiate Dictionary
aphoristic — adjective of, relating to, or containing aphorisms, maxims or epigrams; gnomic … Wiktionary
aphoristic — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, axiomatic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, elliptic, epigrammatic, formulaic,… … Moby Thesaurus
aphoristic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent: compact1, epigrammatic, epigrammatical, marrowy, pithy. Informal: brass tacks. Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point. See MEANING, STYLE … English dictionary for students