Synonyms and Antonyms of byword
an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
- Mom's favorite byword is "You can get more flies with honey than with vinegar."
bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, wheeze
axiom, motto, precept, truism, truth
comment, note, reflection, remark
the most perfect type or example
- Nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing.
archetype, model, prototype
abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification
height, meridian, ultimate, zenith
benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick