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saying (sāʹĭng) noun

Something, such as an adage or a maxim, that is said.

Synonyms: saying, maxim, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism. These nouns refer to concise verbal expressions setting forth wisdom or a truth. A saying is an often repeated and familiar expression: She was fond of quoting the sayings of philosophers. Maxim denotes particularly an expression of a general truth or a rule of conduct: "For a wise man, he seemed to me . . . to be governed too much by general maxims" (Edmund Burke). Adage applies to a saying that has gained credit through long use: On his birthday the child gave no credence to the adage, "Good things come in small packages." Saw often refers to a familiar saying that has become trite through frequent repetition: My wise saws gave little comfort to the losing team. A motto is a maxim that expresses the aims, character, or guiding principles of a person, a group, or an institution: "Exuberance over taste" was her motto. An epigram is a terse, witty expression, often paradoxical or satirical and neatly or brilliantly phrased: In his epigram Samuel Johnson called remarriage a "triumph of hope over experience." Proverb refers to an old and popular saying that illustrates something such as a basic truth or a practical precept: "Slow and steady wins the race" is a proverb to live by. Aphorism, a concise expression of a truth or principle, implies depth of content and stylistic distinction: Few writers have coined more aphorisms than Benjamin Franklin.

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saying (n)
proverb, maxim, adage, axiom, motto, saw, aphorism, apothegm, dictum (formal)