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Another word for saying

  1. Something said

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  3. A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

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Synonym Study

  • An epigram is a terse, witty, pointed statement that often gains its effect by ingenious antithesis (Ex.: ""The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it'')
  • An aphorism is a terse saying embodying a general, more or less profound truth or principle (Ex.: ""He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom'')
  • A motto is a maxim chosen to express a guiding principle or goal of a nation, group, etc. (Ex.: ""E pluribus unum'') or accepted as an ideal of behavior (Ex.: ""Honesty is the best policy'')
  • A proverb is a piece of practical wisdom expressed in homely, concrete terms (Ex.: ""A penny saved is a penny earned'')
  • An adage is a saying that has been popularly accepted over a long period of time (Ex.: ""Where there's smoke, there's fire'')
  • A maxim is a general principle drawn from practical experience and serving as a rule of conduct (Ex.: ""Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee'')
  • A saw is an old, homely saying that is well worn by repetition the preacher filled his sermon with wise saws
  • Saying is the simple, direct term for any pithy expression of wisdom or truth