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proverbial 音標拼音: [prəv'ɚbiəl]
adj 1: of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a
proverb; "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the
2: widely known and spoken of; "her proverbial lateness"; "the
proverbial absentminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy
Proverbial \Pro*ver"bi*al\, a. [L. proverbialis: cf. F.
1. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb;
hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his
meanness was proverbial.
In case of excesses, I take the German proverbial
cure, by a hair of the same beast, to be the worst.
2. Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb. "A
proverbial obscurity." --Sir T. Browne.
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "proverbial":
accepted, acknowledged, aphoristic, apophthegmatic, apothegmatic,
archetypal, axiomatic, common, commonly known, commonplace, crisp,
current, epigrammatic, exemplary, familiar, formulaic, formulistic,
gnomic, hackneyed, homiletic, household, moralistic, notorious,
pithy, platitudinous, pointed, public, pungent, sententious,
succinct, talked-about, talked-of, terse, time-honored,
traditional, trite, truistic, typical, universally admitted,
universally recognized, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized,
well-understood, widely known