What does sententious mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sententious(adj)

    abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing

    "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes

  2. 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. sententious(Adjective)

    Full of meaning.

  2. sententious(Adjective)

    Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

  3. sententious(Adjective)

    Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.

  4. Origin: From sententiosus, from sententia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sententious(adj)

    abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth

  2. Sententious(adj)

    comprising or representing sentences; sentential

  3. Origin: [L. sentenciosus: cf. F. sentencieux.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sententious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sententious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for sententious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sucinto, sentencioso, conciso, lacónicoSpanish
  • ytimekäs, niukkasanainen, lyhytsanainen, tiivisFinnish
  • succint, laconique, pontifiant, sentencieux, concis, pédantFrench
  • conciso, succinto, laconicoItalian
  • kernachtigDutch
  • лаконичный, афористичный, нравоучительный, краткий, менторский, сжатый, сентенциозныйRussian
  • koncis, moraliserande, konsis, aforistisk, kärnfullSwedish

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