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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French adage, from Latin adā̆gium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.dɪd͡ʒ/
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NounEdit

adage (plural adages)

  1. An old saying which has obtained credit by long use.
    Synonyms: proverb, colloquialism, apophthegm; see also Thesaurus:saying
  2. An old saying which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
    Synonym: old saw

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin adagium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

adage m (plural adages)

  1. adage

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