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Proverb vs. Adage

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Main Difference

The main difference between Proverb and Adage is that the Proverb is a saying that gives advice, usually as a metaphor and Adage is a short, philosophical, memorable saying

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  • Proverb (noun)

    A applied to common situations.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A drama exemplifying a proverb.

  • Proverb (verb)

    To write or utter proverbs.

  • Proverb (verb)

    To name in, or as, a proverb.

  • Proverb (verb)

    To provide with a proverb.

  • Adage (noun)

    An old saying which has obtained credit by long use

  • Adage (noun)

    An old saying which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Proverb (noun)

    An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.

  • Proverb (noun)

    A drama exemplifying a proverb.

  • Proverb

    To name in, or as, a proverb.

  • Proverb

    To provide with a proverb.

  • Proverb (verb)

    To write or utter proverbs.

  • Adage (noun)

    An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

Webster Dictionary
  • Proverb (noun)

    a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

  • Adage (noun)

    a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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