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1. containing aphorisms or maxims;
- Example: "axiomatic wisdom"
[syn: axiomatic, aphoristic]

2. terse and witty and like a maxim;
- Example: "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
[syn: aphoristic, apothegmatic, epigrammatic]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aphoristic \Aph`o*ris"tic\, Aphoristical \Aph`o*ris"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?.] In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style. [1913 Webster] The method of the book is aphoristic. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "aphoristic": Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, axiomatic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, elliptic, epigrammatic, formulaic, formulistic, gnomic, laconic, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, proverbial, pruned, pungent, reserved, sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, truncated