Sententious Definition

sĕn-tĕnshəs
adjective
Expressing much in few words; short and pithy; pointed.
Webster's New World
Full of, or fond of using, maxims, proverbs, etc., esp. in a way that is ponderously trite and moralizing.
Webster's New World

Origin of Sententious

  • Middle English from Old French sententieux from Latin sententiōsus full of meaning from sententia opinion sentence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sententiōsus, from sententia (“opinion, purpose").

    From Wiktionary

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