apothegmatic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apothegmatic terse and witty and like a maxim "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
    • adj apothegmatic given to or characterized by terse apothegms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apothegmatic Pertaining to, or in the manner of, an apothegm; sententious; pithy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apothegmatic Pertaining to or having the character of an apothegm; containing an apothegm or apothegms; sententious.
    • apothegmatic Given to the use of apothegms.
    • apothegmatic Also spelled apophthegmatic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'apofqegmatiko`s

Usage

In literature:

Apothegmatically bundled vp and garbled at the request of John Garrett's Ghost.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
O 'tis a precious apothegmatical pedant.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
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