Sententiously
Sententious Sen*ten"tious, a.[L. sentenciosus: cf. F. sentencieux.] 1. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth. [1913 Webster]

How he apes his sire, Ambitiously sententious! --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Comprising or representing sentences; sentential. [Obs.] ``Sententious marks.'' --Grew. [1913 Webster] -- {Sen*ten"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Sen*ten"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • sententiously — sententious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner. DERIVATIVES sententiously adverb sententiousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «full of meaning or wisdom»: from Latin sententia opinion …   English terms dictionary

  • sententiously — adverb see sententious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sententiously — See sententious. * * * …   Universalium

  • sententiously — adverb In a sententious manner, concisely, pithily …   Wiktionary

  • sententiously — adv. sanctimoniously, self righteously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sententiously — ad. Expressively, pithily, tersely, concisely …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sententiously — sen·ten·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • sententiously — adverb in a pithy sententious manner she expressed herself pithily • Syn: ↑pithily • Derived from adjective: ↑sententious, ↑pithy (for: ↑pithily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sententious — sententiously, adv. sententiousness, sententiosity /sen ten shee os i tee/, n. /sen ten sheuhs/, adj. 1. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book. 2. given to excessive moralizing; self righteous. 3. given to or using pithy… …   Universalium

  • pithily — adverb in a pithy sententious manner she expressed herself pithily • Syn: ↑sententiously • Derived from adjective: ↑sententious (for: ↑sententiously), ↑pithy …   Useful english dictionary

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