aphoristic

[ af-uh-ris-tik ]
/ ˌæf əˈrɪs tɪk /
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adjective

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

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 aphoristically

aphoristic

/ (ˌæfəˈrɪstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism
tending to write or speak in aphorisms
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Word Origin and History for aphoristically

aphoristic


adj.

1753, from Greek aphoristikos (see aphorism). Aphoristically is from 1650s.

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