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 sententiōsus full of meaning from sententia opinion ; see sentence .
(comparative more sententious, superlative most sententious)