HyperDic: sententious

English > 2 senses of the word sententious:
ADJECTIVEallsententiousabounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
allsententious, pithyconcise and full of meaning / meaning
English > sententious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningabounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing.
Example"too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
Broaderpretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Spanishsentenciosa
English > sententious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconcise and full of meaning / meaning.
Example "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
Synonympithy
BroaderconciseExpressing much in few words
Spanishconciso, lacónico, sentencioso, vivo
Adverbssententiouslyin a pithy sententious manner

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