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Maxim vs. Sententious

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  • Maxim (noun)

    A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.

  • Maxim (noun)

    A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.

  • Sententious (adjective)

    Full of meaning.

  • Sententious (adjective)

    Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

  • Sententious (adjective)

    Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Maxim (noun)

    An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.

  • Maxim (noun)

    The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.

  • Sententious (adjective)

    Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

  • Sententious (adjective)

    Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Maxim (noun)

    a saying that widely accepted on its own merits

  • Maxim (noun)

    English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)

  • Sententious (adjective)

    abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing;

    "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"

  • Sententious (adjective)

    concise and full of meaning;

    "welcomed her pithy comments"

    "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"

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