- brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
- of, like, or abounding in pith.
Origin of pithy
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Related Wordscondensation, economy, transitoriness, terseness, conciseness, crispness, concision, ephemerality, transience, pithiness, impermanence, succinctness, curtness
- terse and full of meaning or substance
- of, resembling, or full of pith
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Word Origin and History for pithiness
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