aphoristic

[ af-uh-ris-tik ]
/ ˌæf əˈrɪs tɪk /

adjective

of, like, or containing aphorisms: His sermons were richly aphoristic.
given to making or quoting aphorisms.

Nearby words

  1. aphis,
  2. aphonia,
  3. aphonic,
  4. aphorism,
  5. aphorist,
  6. aphorize,
  7. aphotic,
  8. aphra,
  9. aphrasia,
  10. aphrodisia

Origin of aphoristic

From the Greek word aphoristikós, dating back to 1745–55. See aphorist, -ic

Related formsaph·o·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·aph·o·ris·tic, adjectivenon·aph·o·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for aphoristic

aphoristic

/ (ˌæfəˈrɪstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism
tending to write or speak in aphorisms
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