An example of sententious is someone saying "been there, done that" about the concept of enlightenment.
- expressing much in few words; short and pithy; pointed
- full of, or fond of using, maxims, proverbs, etc., esp. in a way that is ponderously trite and moralizing
Origin of sententiousClassical Latin sententiosus ; from sententia: see sentence
- Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
- Full of or given to using aphorisms, especially in a pompously moralizing manner.
Origin of sententiousMiddle English, from Old French sententieux, from Latin sententi&omacron;sus, full of meaning, from sententia, opinion; see sentence.
(comparative more sententious, superlative most sententious)