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Synonyms for axiomˈæk si əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maxim, axiom(noun)

    a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

    Synonyms:
    axiom, maxim

  2. axiom(noun)

    (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

    Synonyms:
    maxim

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. axiom

    Both the axiom and the truism are instantly seen to be true, and need no proof; but in an axiom there is progress of thought, while the truism simply says the same thing over again, or says what is too manifest to need saying. The axiom that "things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another" unfolds in the latter part of the sentence the truth implied in the first part, which might have been overlooked if not stated. In the truism that "a man can do all he is capable of," the former and the latter part of the sentence are simply identical, and the mind is left just where it started. Hence the axiom is valuable and useful, while the truism is weak and flat, unless the form of statement makes it striking or racy, as "all fools are out of their wits." Compare PROVERB.

    Synonyms:
    truism

    Antonyms:
    absurdity, contradiction, demonstration, nonsense, paradox, sophism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. axiom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    truism, self-evident proposition, intuitive truth, necessary truth

  2. axiom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    postulate, established principle (not of necessity true), proposition commonly received, assumed truth

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truism


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