Pithiest
Pithy Pith"y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster]

2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster]

This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Pithy gall} (Zo["o]l.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly ({Diastrophus nebulosus}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pithiest — pith·y || pɪθɪ adj. succinct, concise, terse; brief and meaningful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Diastrophus nebulosus — Pithy Pith y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster] This pithy speech… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithier — Pithy Pith y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster] This pithy speech… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithy — Pith y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster] This pithy speech… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithy gall — Pithy Pith y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster] This pithy speech… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • James P. Johnson — Infobox musical artist Name = James P. Johnson Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = non vocal instrumentalist Birth name = James Price Johnson Alias = Born = birth date|1894|2|1 Died = death date and age|1955|11|17|1894|2|1 Origin =… …   Wikipedia

  • One (U2 song) — One Single by U2 from the album Achtung Baby B side Lady With the Sp …   Wikipedia

  • History of Nagorno-Karabakh — Ancient history The region of Nagorno Karabakh (ancient name, Artsakh, Արծախ) falls within the lands occupied by peoples known to modern archaeologists as the Kura Araxes culture, who lived between the two rivers bearing those names. Little is… …   Wikipedia

  • pithy — pithily, adv. pithiness, n. /pith ee/, adj., pithier, pithiest. 1. brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation. 2. of, like, or abounding in pith. [1300 50; ME; see… …   Universalium

  • Domingo Banez —     Domingo Bañez     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Domingo Bañez     (Originally and more properly VAÑEZ and sometimes, but erroneously, IBAÑEZ).     A Spanish Dominican theologian, b. 29 February, 1528, at Medina del Campo, Old Castile; d. there 22 …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”