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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adage:

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Synonyms of the noun adage

Equivalent words for the noun adage, that have fewer characters:

  1. saw (3 letter word, the shortest synonym for adage)
    • plural: saws
    • related terms: foresaw, Missaw, outsaw, oversaw, presaw, resaw, resawer, undersaw, withsaw, sawish, sawlike, saw-like, sawer, sawman

Equivalent words for the noun adage, that have more characters:

  1. byword (6 letter word for adage)
    • plural: bywords
  2. proverb (7 letter word, the longest synonym for adage)
    • plural: proverbs
    • related terms: proverbial, proverbic, proverblike, proverbize

Hypernyms of the noun adage

More generic words for the noun adage, that have fewer characters:

  1. demo (4 letter word, the shortest hypernym for adage)

More generic words for the noun adage, that have the same number of characters:

  1. style (5 letter word)
    • plural: styles
    • related terms: decastyle, diastyle, distyle, tetrastyle, tetrastylic, tetrastylous, pentastyle, hexastyle, Octostyle, Antistyle, epistyle, hypostyle, metastyle, neostyle, orthostyle, polystyle, polystylous, parastyle, peristyle, prostyle, substyle, instyle, Cyberstyle, macrostyle, macrostylous, misstyle, restyle, surstyle, Upstyle, styledom, styleless, stylelike, styloid, styler

More generic words for the noun adage, that have more characters:

  1. communicating (13 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adage)
    • related terms: noncommunicating, noncommunal, Noncommunism, noncommunist, Noncommunity, excommunicating, intercommunicating, intercommunal, intercommuner, intercommunity, precommunicating, Precommunist, communicable, communicate, communicant, communication, communicative
  2. communication (13 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adage)
  3. constituent (11 letter word)
    • plural: constituents
    • related terms: microconstituent, Multiconstituent, nonconstituent, coconstituent, preconstituent, reconstituent, reconstitution, constitution, constitutive
  4. countenance (11 letter word)
    • plural: countenances
    • related terms: discountenance, recountenance, undercountenance
  5. demonstration (13 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adage)
    • plural: demonstrations
    • related terms: nondemonstration, nondemonstrable, nondemonstrative, subdemonstration, subdemonstrate, superdemonstration, counterdemonstration, counterdemonstrate, predemonstration, predemonstrate, predemonstrative, redemonstration, redemonstrate, subdemonstrate, demonstrable, demonstrate, demonstrance, demonstrant, demonstrative
  6. expression (10 letter word)
    • plural: expressions
    • related terms: Microexpression, Nonexpression, self-expression, self-expressive, subexpression, superexpression, superexpressive, Coexpression, misexpression, misexpressive, Overexpression, preexpression, preexpressive, pre-expression, pre-expressive, reexpression, re-expression, Underexpression, expressage, expressless, expressness, expressure, expressable, expressible, expresser, expressor, expressman, expressive, expressly
  7. language (8 letter word)
  8. locution (8 letter word)
    • plural: locutions
    • related terms: prolocution, prolocutor, collocution, collocutor, illocution, Illocutive, elocution, elocutive, interlocution, interlocutor, interlocutive, perlocution, locutor
  9. saying (6 letter word)
    • plural: sayings
    • related terms: foresaying, missaying, outsaying, presaying, resaying, sayee, sayette, saic, saily
  10. speech (6 letter word)
    • plural: speeches
    • related terms: Midspeech, Nonspeech, self-speech, bespeech, Cyberspeech, forespeech, interspeech, misspeech, outspeech, overspeech, speechful, speechify, speechless, Speechlike, speechment, speecher
  11. squeeze (7 letter word)
    • plural: squeezes
    • related terms: besqueeze, intersqueeze, squeezy, squeezable, squeezer
  12. squeezing (9 letter word)
    • plural: squeezings
    • related terms: intersqueezing, squeezy, squeezable, squeezer
  13. visage (6 letter word)
    • plural: visages
    • related term: disvisage

More generic phrases for the noun adage:

  1. biological process (18 character phrase)
  2. expressive style (16 character phrase)
  3. grammatical constituent (23 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for adage)
  4. mathematical statement (22 character phrase)
  5. oral communication (18 character phrase)
  6. organic process (15 character phrase)
  7. speech communication (20 character phrase)
    • related term: speech community
  8. spoken communication (20 character phrase)
  9. spoken language (15 character phrase)
  10. voice communication (19 character phrase)

Related words for the term adage, that have fewer characters:

  1. ana (3 letter word)
  2. mot (3 letter word)
    • related terms: demot, Demotee, demotic, demotics, demotist, demotion, commot, commotion, commotive, Motard, moter, motor, motion, motive
  3. text (4 letter word)
  4. word (4 letter word)
    • inflections: worded, wording, words
    • related terms: A-Word, counterword, foreword, interword, microword, misword, outword, overword, Overwordy, reword, Subword, wordage, Wordhood, wordish, wordless, wordlike, wordness, Wordoid, wordy, wordable, worder, wordman, wordmanship, WordWise

Related words for the term adage, that have the same number of characters:

  1. axiom (5 letter word)
  2. gnome (5 letter word)
    • related terms: gnomesque, gnomelike
  3. maxim (5 letter word)
    • related terms: maximal, maximian, maximist, maximite, maximate, maximise, maximize, maximisation, maximization, maximation
  4. moral (5 letter word)
    • inflections: moralled, moralling, morals
    • related terms: amoral, amorism, amorist, amorite, amorous, unmoral, immoral, overmoral, premoral, undermoral, moralism, moralist, moralless, moralness, moraler, moralise, moralize, moralisation, moralization, morality, morally
  5. motto (5 letter word)
    • related terms: mottoless, mottolike
  6. sloka (5 letter word)
  7. sutra (5 letter word)
  8. verse (5 letter word)
    • inflections: versed, versing, verses
    • related terms: averse, aversant, aversation, aversive, converse, conversable, conversible, Conversate, conversance, converser, conversant, conversation, conversive, conversative, inverse, inversable, inversor, inversive, transverse, transversal, transverser, Transversity, transversive, Cyberverse, everse, eversible, eversive, malverse, malversate, malversation, perverse, perversite, perversity, perversive, reverse, reversal, reversify, Reversine, reversist, reversable, reversible, reverser, reversive, retroverse, subverse, subversal, subversive, underverse, versal, versette, versify, versine, versable, versate, verser, versor, versant, versation, versative

Related words for the term adage, that have more characters:

  1. analects (8 letter word)
    • related term: analectic
  2. aphorism (8 letter word)
    • related terms: aphorist, aphorise, aphorize
  3. apothegm (8 letter word)
  4. catchword (9 letter word)
  5. dictate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: dictated, dictating, dictates
    • related terms: predictate, predictable, predictor, prediction, predictation, predictive, redictate, redictation, dictature, dictator, dictation, dictative
  6. dictum (6 letter word)
    • related terms: edictum, interdictum
  7. distich (7 letter word)
    • related terms: subdistich, subdistichous, distichal, distichous
  8. epigram (7 letter word)
  9. oracle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: oracled, oracling, oracles
    • related term: oracler
  10. phrase (6 letter word)
    • inflections: phrased, phrasing, phrases
    • related terms: misphrase, rephrase, phrasal, phrasify, phraseless, phrasey, phraseable, phraser, phraseman
  11. precept (7 letter word)
    • related terms: preceptist, preceptor, preception, preceptive
  12. prescript (9 letter word)
    • related terms: prescriptible, prescription, prescriptive
  13. proverbs (8 letter word)
    • related terms: proverbial, proverbic, proverblike, proverbize
  14. sentence (8 letter word)
    • inflections: sentenced, sentencing, sentences
    • related terms: foresentence, missentence, presentence, presental, presentee, presential, presentism, presentist, presentment, presentness, presentable, presentiate, presenter, presentor, presentation, Presentity, presentive, presentative, presently, resentence, resentful, resentless, resentment, Resentable, resenter, resentive, Subsentence, sentencer
  15. teaching (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unteaching, unteachable, Cyberteaching, misteaching, misteacher, overteaching, preteaching, reteaching, underteaching, underteacher, teachery, teachless, teachment, teachy, teachable, teacher
  16. wisdom (6 letter word)
    • related terms: unwisdom, forewisdom, miswisdom, overwisdom, wisdomful, wisdomless, wisdomship
  17. witticism (9 letter word)
  18. Adagium (7 letter word)
  19. Addage (6 letter word)
  20. Apophthegm (10 letter word)
  21. adagial (7 letter word)
  22. adagy (5 letter word)
    • related term: adagial

Related phrases for the term adage:

  1. collected sayings (17 character phrase)
  2. current saying (14 character phrase)
  3. golden saying (13 character phrase)
  4. pithy saying (12 character phrase)
  5. proverbial saying (17 character phrase)
  6. sententious expression (22 character phrase)
  7. stock saying (12 character phrase)
  8. wisdom literature (17 character phrase)
  9. wise saying (11 character phrase)
  10. words of wisdom (15 character phrase)
  11. Advert. Age (11 character phrase)
  12. Advertising Age (15 character phrase)
  13. Advertising age magazine (24 character phrase)
  14. Ad Age (6 character phrase)
  15. Folk saying (11 character phrase)
  16. Simon Dumenco (13 character phrase)

Other related term for the term adage:

  1. (9 character term)

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