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Definitions and Synonyms of proverbial | Another word for proverbial | What is proverbial?

Definition 1: of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where proverbial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he kicked the proverbial bucket
  • the proverbial grasshopper

Definition 2: widely known and spoken of - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where proverbial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her proverbial lateness
  • the proverbial absentminded professor
  • your proverbial dizzy blonde

(proverbial is similar to ...) apprehended with certainty

"a known quantity" "the limits of the known world" "a musician known throughout the world" "a known criminal"

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