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aphorism
a saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation
proverb
a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought
adage
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation
apothegm
a short, pithy, instructive saying
dictum
an authoritative pronouncement
maxim
an expression of a general truth or principle
axiom
a self-evident truth that requires no proof
epigram
A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement
repartee
a quick, witty reply
witticism
a witty remark or sentence
bon mot
a witty remark or comment
aphoristic
of, like, or containing aphorisms
sententious
abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims
laconic
expressing much in few words
trenchant
clearly or sharply defined
terse
neatly or effectively concise
epigrammatic
terse and witty and like a maxim
pithy
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression
concise
expressing or covering much in few words
prolix
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length
turgid
inflated, overblown, or pompous
tumid
swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body
verbose
characterized by the use of many or too many words
effusive
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
bombastic
high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
voluble
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner