What does pithy mean?

Definitions for pithy
ˈpɪθ ipithy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pithy, sententious(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


  1. pithy(Adjective)

    Concise and meaningful.

  2. pithy(Adjective)

    Of, like, or abounding in pith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pithy

    consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit

  2. Pithy

    having nervous energy; forceful; cogent

Editors Contribution

  1. pithy

    Lacking substance, hollow, patronizing, of little value i.e. a “pithy” comment.

    I found her response to be rather pithy, bereft of any substance or value.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 18, 2018


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pithy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pithy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pithy in a Sentence

  1. Denis Diderot:

    Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

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