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  1. pithyadjective

    Synonyms:
    terse, laconic, concise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pithy

    Anything short or brief is of relatively small extent. That which is concise (Latin con-, with, together, and cædo, cut) is trimmed down, and that which is condensed (Latin con-, with, together, and densus, thick) is, as it were, pressed together, so as to include as much as possible within a small space. That which is compendious (Latin com-, together, and pendo, weigh) gathers the substance of a matter into a few words, weighty and effective. The succinct (Latin succinctus, from sub-, under, and cingo, gird; girded from below) has an alert effectiveness as if girded for action. The summary is compacted to the utmost, often to the point of abruptness; as, we speak of a summary statement or a summary dismissal. That which is terse (Latin tersus, from tergo, rub off) has an elegant and finished completeness within the smallest possible compass, as if rubbed or polished down to the utmost. A sententious style is one abounding in sentences that are singly striking or memorable, apart from the context; the word may be used invidiously of that which is pretentiously oracular. A pithy utterance gives the gist of a matter effectively, whether in rude or elegant style.

    Synonyms:
    brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, laconic, neat, sententious, short, succinct, terse

    Antonyms:
    diffuse, lengthy, long, prolix, tedious, verbose, wordy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pithy

    Synonyms:
    terse, laconic, pregnant, expressive, nervous

    Antonyms:
    weak, characterless, diluted, pointless, flat, vapid

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

    Synonyms:
    sententious

    Antonyms:
    prolix

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pithyadjective

    Synonyms:
    forcible, energetic

  2. pithyadjective

    Synonyms:
    terse, laconic, brief, concise, short, compact, pointed, sententious, full of meaning, not loose, not verbose, not prolix

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pithyadjective

    Synonyms:
    sententious, laconic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pithy":

    concise

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How to use pithy in a sentence?

  1. Denis Diderot:

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

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