gnomic remark meaning

adj. (formal)

a moralizing remark, usually containing a proverb, that seems clever but is often difficult to understand: A 'gnomic poem' is one full of proverbs and axioms.'Curiosity killed the cat' and 'Too many cooks spoil the broth' (= soup) are gnomic statements for some people.


  1. His notoriously gnomic remarks are picked apart for hints of his current thinking.
  2. According to Ullmann, it was this somewhat gnomic remark that won her heart.
  3. As the gnomic remarks in the " Investigations " indicate, Wittgenstein isn't sure.

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