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Definitions of proverbial

  1. of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb; "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. widely known and spoken of; "her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentiminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Well-known; notorious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to, mentioned in, or like, a short, familiar, wise saying; widely spoken of; as, her kindness is proverbial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining to proverbs: mentioned in or resembling a proverb: widely spoken of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. PROVERBIALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Pertaining to or like a proverb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Comprised in a proverb; pertaining to proverbs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Used or current as a proverb; pert. to or resembling a proverb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb. mso.anu.edu.au
  12. Of, expressed in, proverbs, as p. wisdom; that has become a proverb, notorious. Hence proverbiality n., proverbially adv. [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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