Adage: Meaning, Pronunciation, Synonyms

An adage is a short, well-known saying that expresses a general truth or piece of wisdom. It is often based on experience and passed down through generations. In Telugu, adage is known as “గాదులు” (gādulu).

Pronunciation: (gā-doo-loo)

Synonyms: proverb, maxim, aphorism, saying, saw, byword

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1. Proverb (noun): గాది (gādi) – a short saying that expresses a well-known truth or piece of advice.

Example: గాదిలో చెడు చేసేవాడు తన పాపం చేసుకున్నాడు. (The person who does evil in proverbs has committed a sin.)

2. Maxim (noun): మాతలు (mātalu) – a short statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.

Example: మాతలు చెప్పడం మన ప్రజలకు పదవి ఇవ్వడం కన్నా మేలు. (Giving positions to our people is better than just saying maxims.)

3. Aphorism (noun): సూత్రం (sūtram) – a concise statement of a scientific principle or general truth.

Example: సూత్రాలు మనం మాత్రం కాదు, అన్ని జీవులకు చెందిన సూత్రాలు ఉన్నాయి. (Aphorisms are not just for us, there are aphorisms for all living beings.)


The antonym of adage in Telugu is “అపగాదు” (apagādu).

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