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synonyms for gnomic

  • brusque
  • concise
  • cryptic
  • curt
  • elliptical
  • incisive
  • laconic
  • pithy
  • precise
  • succinct
  • trenchant
  • abrupt
  • aphoristic
  • boiled down
  • breviloquent
  • clear-cut
  • clipped
  • close
  • compact
  • compendiary
  • compendious
  • condensed
  • crisp
  • cut to the bone
  • epigrammatic
  • exact
  • in a nutshell
  • lean
  • neat
  • pointed
  • sententious
  • short and sweet
  • snappy
  • summary
  • taut
  • to the point
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antonyms for gnomic

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  • gentle
  • kind
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • nice
  • polite
  • verbose
  • wordy
  • prolix
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How to use gnomic in a sentence

That dragons dwelt in mounds was a common Germanic belief, to which the Cottonian Gnomic verses testify.
BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
Reference should have been given to the Exeter Gnomic Verses, 89 ff.
THE HEROIC AGEH. MUNRO CHADWICK
The moralizing of Bacchylides is rather an utterance of quiet meditation, sometimes recalling the strain of Ionian gnomic elegy.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Another element, always present in the longer odes of victory, is that which may be called the "gnomic."
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
The gnomic verses of Theognis were certainly sung; so were the satires of Archilochus and the romantic reveries of Mimnermus.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Among his other attainments he abruptly discovered the gift of noble gnomic verse.
SOME DIVERSIONS OF A MAN OF LETTERSEDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE
Witness Hillel, and indeed all the writers of the gnomic wisdom in the "Ethics of the Fathers."
PHILO-JUDAEUS OF ALEXANDRIANORMAN BENTWICH
Gnomic Verses, 26 f.: draca sceal on hlaewe frod fraetwum wlanc.
THE HEROIC AGEH. MUNRO CHADWICK
The gnomic poetry comprises that section of Hebrew literature which contains pithy maxims or proverbs.
HEBREW HUMOR AND OTHER ESSAYSJOSEPH CHOTZNER
Occasionally gnomic quotations are found, in most cases, perhaps, from writers of comedy.
POMPEII, ITS LIFE AND ARTAUGUST MAU
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