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Definitions for pithy
ˈpɪθ ipithy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pithy, sententiousadjective

    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. pithyadjective

    Concise and meaningful.

  2. pithyadjective

    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  

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  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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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. reassuring
    • B. alternate
    • C. suspicious
    • D. transparent

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