Saturday, April 15, 2017
Citations for sententious
Lost amid the 10,000 words of the Presidential message, neglected alike by writers of news leads and editorials, is the most sapient and sententious utterance of Calvin Coolidge. "Water is the irreplaceable natural resource," he solemnly informs the Congress. "Its precipitations cannot be increased."
The language is cold and sententious to a degree, stuffed with political maxims conveyed in speeches of insufferable length and dreariness.
Origin of sententious
late Middle English
Sententious came to English from late Middle English. It ultimately derives from the Latin adjective sententiōsus “meaningful.” Sententious entered English in the 1400s.