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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Relating to or containing an ageless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure; wise and pithy; full of aphorisms

Usage examples (35)
  • A long pause, during which the group reflects on this gnomic pronouncement.
  • gnomic verse
  • Have to be deliberately gnomic for the time being, n.
  • "One of the gnomic, or sententious poets," I replied. for more
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