Pithiness
Pithiness Pith"i*ness, n. The quality or state of being pithy. [1913 Webster]

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  • pithiness — pithy ► ADJECTIVE (pithier, pithiest) 1) (of a fruit or plant) containing much pith. 2) (of language or style) terse and vigorously expressive. DERIVATIVES pithily adverb pithiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pithiness — noun see pithy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pithiness — See pithily. * * * …   Universalium

  • pithiness — pith·i·ness || pɪθɪnɪs n. brevity, conciseness, succinctness, terseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pithiness — pith·i·ness …   English syllables

  • pithiness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words • Syn: ↑conciseness, ↑concision, ↑succinctness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct (for: ↑succinctness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brevity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. concision, briefness, shortness, transientness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shortness, conciseness, concision, briefness, terseness, pointedness, pithiness, compression, succinctness, crispness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • conciseness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑concision, ↑pithiness, ↑succinctness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • succinctness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words • Syn: ↑conciseness, ↑concision, ↑pithiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct, ↑pithy (for: ↑pithines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gothic — Pointed Point ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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