IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

V. RESULTS OF REASONING

Maxim.

[Antonyms: absurdity.]

[Nouns] maxim, aphorism; apothegm, apophthegm; dictum, saying, adage, saw, proverb; sentence, mot, motto, word, byword, moral, phylactery, protasis.

axiom, theorem, scholium, truism, postulate.

reflection (idea) [more]; conclusion (judgment) [more]; golden rule (precept) [more]; principle, principia; profession of faith (belief) [more]; settled principle, formula.

wise maxim, sage maxim, received maxim, admitted maxim, recognized maxim; true saying, common saying, hackneyed saying, trite saying, commonplace saying.

[Adjectives] aphoristic, proverbial, phylacteric; axiomatic, gnomic.

[Adverbs] as the saying is, as they say.

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