Results for: Aphorism

In Poetry

What is an aphorism?

A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage. A brief statement of a principle. 👏

What is an example of aphorism?

Hippocrates: Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult. Pope: Some praise at morning what they blame at night. Emerson (MORE)
In Grammar

What are aphorisms?

Used interchangeably with the word 'proverb' an aphorism is an short statement that makes a wise or clever observations about life.

What are antonyms of aphorism?

Since the term "aphorism" was first used by Hippocrates to mean a short pithy proposition relating to health and disease, the term "old wives' tale" seems an appropriate anton (MORE)

What are aphorisms used for?

An aphorism is a short sentence or phase that expresses an opinion or it could be a statement. You would typically wan to use an aphorism when you are trying to be concise.