Maxim and Principle


Show Definitions
Maxim noun – An often stated observation regarding something from common experience.
Principle is a synonym for maxim in postulate topic. In some cases you can use "Principle" instead a noun "Maxim". popular alternative
Synonyms for Maxim


Show Definitions
Principle noun – A basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.
Maxim is a synonym for principle in belief topic. You can use "Maxim" instead a noun "Principle", if it concerns topics such as law, doctrine, postulate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: principal, principled, principally, principe
Synonyms for Principle

How words are described

old old maxim old principle
good good maxim good principle
legal legal maxim legal principle
moral moral maxim moral principle

Both words in one sentence

  • Token Minority Couple Nothing to do with Shipping, but this principle also appears in Professional Wrestling: there is a maxim that, if a promotion features two black wrestlers, they will always either be in a tag team together or feuding against one another.
Cite this Source
Principle and Maxim. (2016). Retrieved 2020, November 30, from
Maxim & Principle. N.p., 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2020. <>.
Principle or Maxim. 2016. Accessed November 30, 2020.

Synonyms for maxim
Share this picture

Synonyms for principle
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "maxim" and "principle" have occurred on timeline: