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Definition of "aphoristic" []

  • Of, relating to, or containing aphorisms, maxims or epigrams; gnomic (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "aphoristic" in a sentence
  • "Both are brief and although the criticisms of Hegel are clearly intelligible, the statements constituting the “new philosophy” are often rhetorical and aphoristic, which is one of the reasons they are often judged to be unsatisfactory as philosophy."
  • "He believed that in a world where visual language has overpowered the written word, narrative non-fiction could satisfy the need for reflective engagement more than any kind of aphoristic expression."
  • "Here as elsewhere, Pennac's aphoristic style puts the ooh-la-la in Gallic shrug:"