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Meaning of SENTENTIOUS

Pronunciation:  sen'tenshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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
  2. [adj]  abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
 

SENTENTIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: concise, pithy, pretentious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sen*ten"tious\, a.[L. sentenciosus: cf. F.
sentencieux.]
1. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of
   meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a
   sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

         How he apes his sire, Ambitiously sententious!
                                               --Addison.

2. Comprising or representing sentences; sentential. [Obs.]
   ``Sententious marks.'' --Grew. --- {Sen*ten"tious*ly},
   adv. -- {Sen*ten"tious*ness}, n.

 

 

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