What is another word for idioms?

149 synonyms found


[ ˈɪdɪəmz], [ ˈɪdɪəmz], [ ˈɪ_d_ɪ__ə_m_z]

There are a number of different words which can be used as a synonym for "idioms". One option might be "proverbs", which refers to a saying which offers advice or wisdom. Another possibility could be "aphorisms", which are short, pithy statements that encapsulate a larger idea. "Expressions" or "colloquialisms" might also be used, as they both refer to phrases which are commonly used in informal conversation. "Sayings" or "maxims" could also work, depending on the context and tone of the piece. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the writer's intent and the scope of the piece in question.

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What are the hypernyms for Idioms?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for idioms?

The concept of antonyms for idioms is somewhat perplexing, as idioms are typically understood as fixed expressions that cannot be easily reversed or negated. However, one possible approach to this task might be to consider terms that refer to non-idiomatic or literal language. For instance, some antonyms for idioms might include terms such as literalism, plain speech, or unadorned language. These concepts imply a lack of the figurative, metaphorical, or symbolic elements that are characteristic of idioms, and suggest a more straightforward and direct form of expression. Alternatively, one could also consider antonyms that convey the opposite of the idiomatic meaning, such as reality, truth, or sincerity.

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Usage examples for Idioms

Others arise from their ruins, and strive again for ascendency, until at last a people and language, son and daughter of all the previous nations and idioms, heirs of their dominion and wealth; shall perhaps invade the whole earth, and produce again the unity of speech and rule.
"The American Nations, Vol. I."
C. S. Rafinesque
Chairs, tables, lounges, and piano were piled with finery, on which Anna Jeffrey worked industriously, assisted sometimes by her aunt, whom Madam Conway pronounced altogether too superannuated for a governess, and who, though really an excellent scholar, was herself far better pleased with muslin robes and satin bows than with French idioms and Latin verbs.
"Maggie Miller"
Mary J. Holmes
You will imagine nothing more fascinating than this renaissance and transfiguration of forgotten idioms, once the glory of antiquity.
"Underground Man"
Gabriel Tarde

Famous quotes with Idioms

  • The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
    George Crumb
  • I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
    Jacques Derrida
  • To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll, in my idioms and rhythms.
    Gary Lucas
  • The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
    George Orwell
  • Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
    John Millington Synge

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