[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.
In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form
of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style.
The method of the book is aphoristic. --De Quincey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: containing aphorisms or maxims; "axiomatic wisdom" [syn:
2: terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic
instruction" [syn: aphoristic, apothegmatic,
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