Epigrammatic

  • 1 Epigrammatic — Ep i*gram*mat ic, Epigrammatical Ep i*gram*mat ic*al, [L. epigrammaticus: cf. F. [ e]pigrammatique.] 1. Writing epigrams; dealing in epigrams; as, an epigrammatical poet. [1913 Webster] 2. Suitable to epigrams; belonging to epigrams; like an… …

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  • 2 epigrammatic — index brief, compact (pithy), concise, laconic, pithy, proverbial, sententious, succinct …

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  • 3 epigrammatic — 1704, shortened from epigrammatical (c.1600); see EPIGRAM (Cf. epigram) …

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  • 4 epigrammatic — [ep΄ə grə mat′ik] adj. [L epigrammaticus < Gr epigrammatikos] 1. of the epigram or full of epigrams 2. having the nature of an epigram; terse, witty, etc.: Also epigrammatical epigrammatically adv …

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  • 5 epigrammatic — adjective her epigrammatic verses Syn: concise, succinct, pithy, aphoristic; incisive, short and sweet; witty, clever, quick witted, piquant, sharp, gnomic, laconic; informal snappy Ant: expansive …

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  • 6 epigrammatic — epigram ► NOUN 1) a concise and witty saying or remark. 2) a short witty poem. DERIVATIVES epigrammatic adjective. ORIGIN Greek epigramma, from gramma writing …

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  • 7 epigrammatic — adjective Date: 1694 1. of, relating to, or resembling an epigram 2. marked by or given to the use of epigrams • epigrammatically adverb …

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  • 8 epigrammatic — epigrammatically, adv. epigrammatism /ep i gram euh tiz euhm/, n. /ep i greuh mat ik/, adj. 1. of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression. 2. containing or favoring the use of epigrams. Also, epigrammatical. [1695 1705; < L… …

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  • 9 epigrammatic — adjective a) having the characteristics of an epigram b) containing or using epigrams See Also: epigram, epigrammatically …

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  • 10 epigrammatic — Synonyms and related words: aphoristic, apophthegmatic, apothegmatic, compendious, concise, laconic, piquant, pithy, pointed, proverbial, punchy, pungent, sententious, snappy, succinct, terse, trenchant, witty …

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  • 11 epigrammatic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. terse, aphoristic, succinct, pointed; see concise , pithy , witty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent: aphoristic, compact1, epigrammatical, marrowy, pithy. Informal: brass… …

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  • 12 epigrammatic — ep|i|gram|mat|ic [ ,epıgrə mætık ] adjective expressing ideas or feelings in a short and clever way …

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  • 13 epigrammatic — ep·i·gram·mat·ic || ‚epɪgrÉ™ mætɪk adj. of or pertaining to epigrams; sharp, witty, concise …

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  • 14 epigrammatic — a.; (also epigrammatical) Concise, laconic, terse, pointed, antithetic, poignant, piquant, sharp, pungent …

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  • 15 epigrammatic — adjective expressed in a way that is short, clever, and amusing epigrammatically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 epigrammatic — adj 1. terse, tight, compact, succinct, concise; brief, short, to the point, pointed, pithy; exact, precise, sharp, neat, keen; ingenious, witty, crisp, well turned, It. ben trovato; laconic, lean, elliptical, breviloquent, Rare. pauciloquent. 2 …

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  • 17 epigrammatic — ep·i·gram·mat·ic …

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  • 18 epigrammatic — UK [ˌepɪɡrəˈmætɪk] / US adjective expressing something such as a feeling or idea in a short and clever or funny way …

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  • 19 epigrammatic — ep•i•gram•mat•ic [[t]ˌɛp ɪ grəˈmæt ɪk[/t]] also ep i•gram•mat′i•cal adj. 1) of or like an epigram 2) characterized by or given to the use of epigrams • Etymology: 1695–1705; < L < Gk ep i•gram•mat′i•cal•ly, adv. ep i•gram′ma•tism ˈgræm… …

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  • 20 epigrammatic — /ɛpigrəˈmætɪk/ (say epeegruh matik), /ˈɛpə / (say epuh ) adjective 1. of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression. 2. given to epigrams. –epigrammatically, adverb …

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