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maxim

max·im

maxim

 
pronunciation:
maek sihm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a brief, concise statement of a general or basic truth or rule, esp. for proper conduct.
My grandmother's favorite maxim was "A child should be seen and not heard."
synonyms:
adage, aphorism, apothegm, dictum, gnome, motto, saw
similar words:
axiom, byword, precept, proverb, saying
Word Parts
The word maxim contains the following part:
maxi Latin root that means largest
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synonyms:
magn, magna, magni, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-
antonyms:
min, micro-