dicton

DEFINITIONS OF: dicton

n a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

Synonyms:
maxime
Types:
aphorisme
a short pithy instructive saying
Type of:
expression
a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

n an authoritative declaration

Synonyms:
maxime
Types:
directive
a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
Type of:
annonce, déclaration, proclamation
a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

n a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

Synonyms:
expression
Types:
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emprunt
an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
ambiguité
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
euphémisme
an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
devise, slogan
a favorite saying of a sect or political group
maxime
a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
épigramme
a witty saying
adage, proverbe
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
idiome
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
chignole, tas de ferraille
a car that is old and unreliable
ambiguïté
an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate
slogan
a slogan used to rally support for a cause
aphorisme
a short pithy instructive saying
Type of:
discours, langue, langue parlée
(language) communication by word of mouth