Proverbial

Definition of Proverbial

Pro`ver´bi`al
a.1.Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.
In case of excesses, I take the German proverbial cure, by a hair of the same beast, to be the worst.
- Sir W. Temple.
2.Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.

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accepted, acknowledged, aphoristic, apophthegmatic, apothegmatic, archetypal, axiomatic, commonly known, commonplace, crisp, current, epigrammatic, exemplary, familiar, formulaic, formulistic, gnomic, hackneyed, homiletic, household, moralistic, notorious, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, public, pungent, sententious, succinct, talked-about, talked-of, terse, time-honored, traditional, trite, truistic, typical, universally admitted, universally recognized, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-understood, widely known
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