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sententious

sen·ten·tious

sententious

 
 
pronunciation:
sen ten shs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: using or marked by pompous, high-flown moralizing.
The old minister was well-known for his rather sententious sermons.Some of Benjamin Franklin's sayings were judged to be sententious.
definition 2: having many truisms or maxims.
Children's primers tended to be filled with sententious prose.
definition 3: rich in pointed, concise truths; pithy.
The Times published a brilliant and sententious editorial on this subject recently.
synonyms:
pithy
derivations: sententiously (adv.), sententiousness (n.)