|part of speech:
||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.
||having many truisms or maxims.
Children's primers tended to be filled with sententious prose.
||rich in pointed, concise truths; pithy.
The Times published a brilliant and sententious editorial on this subject recently.
||sententiously (adv.), sententiousness (n.)