V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a widely accepted saying; 2. a general truth
Synonyms: axiom, dictum, rule, adage, epithet, motto
Tips: A maxim is usually a brief statement which can serve as a principle or rule for behavior or proper conduct.
The old maxim "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is true in most cases. (adage, saying)
I try to live by the maxim "Patience is a virtue." (rule, motto)
He lived by the maxim "Nothing risked is nothing gained." (rule, motto)
Many companies employ maxims, or mottoes, to define their company philosophy. (mottoes, dictums)
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