Definitions for sententioussɛnˈtɛn ʃəs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
given to or abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims.
given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
of the nature of a maxim; pithy.
Origin of sententious:
1400–50; < L sententiōsus meaningful
abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
"too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
concise and full of meaning
"welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
Full of meaning.
Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.
Origin: From sententiosus, from sententia.
abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth
comprising or representing sentences; sentential
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