Synonyms of byword
sayingDictionary • Loyalty, support, and secrecy became the bywords of the day.
saying • that old saying: 'Charity begins at home'
motto • What is your regiment's motto?
maxim • I believe in the maxim 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
adage • The old adage 'Every baby brings its own love' usually turns out true.
proverb • the old proverb `where there's a will, there's a way`
dictum • the dictum that it is preferable to be roughly right than precisely wrong
precept • the precept, `If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well'
aphorism • one of his favoured aphorisms
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adageAn adage is something which people often say and which expresses a general truth about some aspect of life.
• The old adage 'Every baby brings its own love' usually turns out true.
aphorismAn aphorism is a short witty sentence which expresses a general truth or comment.
• one of his favoured aphorisms
dictumA dictum is a saying that describes an aspect of life in an interesting or wise way.
• the dictum that it is preferable to be roughly right than precisely wrong
Thesaurus for byword from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person, place, or thing regarded as a perfect or proverbial example of something
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