Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to, or in the manner of, an apothegm; sententious; pithy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or in the manner of, an apothegm; sententious; pithy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the character of an apothegm; containing an apothegm or apothegms; sententious.
  • Given to the use of apothegms.
  • Also spelled apophthegmatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. terse and witty and like a maxim
  • adj. given to or characterized by terse apothegms

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἀποφθεγματικός (apophthegmatikos) . (Wiktionary)

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