Meaning of dicton

dicton




Definitions of dicton
  1. 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

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