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Synonyms for sententious
sɛnˈtɛn ʃəssen·ten·tious

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  1. sententiousadjective

    Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

    pithy, concise

  2. sententiousadjective

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


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sententious

    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.

    brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, laconic, neat, pithy, short, succinct, terse

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sententious

    pithy, pregnant, thoughtful, axiomatic, antithetical, pointed, nervous, didactic

    dull, dry, inane, vapid, point, less, jejune, trashy, bald, watery, prosy

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sententiousadjective

    abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing

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


    prolix, unpretentious

  2. 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


    unpretentious, prolix

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sententiousadjective

    pithy, terse, laconic, pointed, compact, full of meaning, very expressive, to the point, short and energetic

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  1. sententiousadjective

    terse, pithy, laconic, epigrammatic

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  • lacónico, conciso, sucinto, sentenciosoSpanish
  • احساساتیPersian
  • tiivis, ytimekäs, lyhytsanainen, niukkasanainenFinnish
  • succint, pédant, concis, sentencieux, pontifiant, laconiqueFrench
  • succinto, conciso, laconicoItalian
  • רשלניHebrew
  • ಕಳುಹಿಸುವKannada
  • kernachtigDutch
  • менторский, краткий, сжатый, сентенциозный, нравоучительный, афористичный, лаконичныйRussian
  • aforistisk, koncis, moraliserande, konsis, kärnfullSwedish
  • sententiousTelugu

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