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pithy adj : concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen [syn: sententious] adv : in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily" [syn: sententiously] [also: pithiest, pithier]

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Pronunciation

  • /ˈpɪθi/, /"pITi/

Adjective

  1. Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief.
  2. Concise and full of meaning.
  3. Tersely cogent.
  4. Of, like, or abounding in pith.

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